Our client was able to save a significant amount of money by reusing old furniture. For instance, inexpensive gypsum board surrounds topped with wood concealing the secretarial desks. The molding on the tops of the surrounds continues throughout the space, like the chair rail often used in traditional architecture.
Old metal filing cabinets were refurbished with electrostatic paint. The visual bulk of the large bank of vertical cabinets was reduced with a gypsum board surround to create a sleeker, more modern look.
A small law library doubles as a transition space through the center of the floor. Glass insets in the walls add visual interest and enhance the sense of connection.