Built, November 2018
Lipman Karas is a specialist international law firm with offices located in Adelaide, Hong Kong and London. The business had grown exponentially and additional space was required for the fit out of their Adelaide office, positioned on the top floor of the centrally located Grenfell Street.
Part of our engagement was to guide and support the legal team through a solution, the floor below was acquired to assist with the shortage of space. Also imperative was preserving the teams well established relationships across the two levels, consideration to circulation spaces and working modes needed to provide opportunities to foster interactions.
Two voids and staircases were inserted into the 1100 m2 floor plates ensuring both physical and visual connections. Functional spaces were split across the floors encouraging movement and informal exchanges. The project also included the addition of function and meeting spaces, with solutions for displaying their extensive art collection. The resulting workspace is engaging and collaborative, preserving their international presence while maintaining their interests in local context.