Jan. 7, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Arent Fox LLP, a leading national law firm, has opened its new
office at the iconic corner of Connecticut Avenue and K Street, NW. The architecturally impressive and environmentally sustainable 12-story building was designed by
Pei Cobb Freed
occupies two-thirds of the building and the space, designed by STUDIOS Architecture and built by Clark Construction Group, LLC, includes a first-class auditorium and roof-deck that overlooks Farragut Square, with a sightline to the White House.
"We are pleased to announce that more than five years of hard work and careful planning have culminated in the opening of this state-of-the-art office," said Chairman
Mark M. Katz
. "Our lawyers will benefit from our highly efficient use of space. The new office includes all of the latest high-tech capabilities that support energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, and technology. The office is a more collaborative work space and will allow us to meet our clients' requirements and respond to the demands of a highly competitive market."
The firm's new office at 1717 K Street, NW is one of the largest private sector real estate projects completed in the District in recent years. In addition to an auditorium that seats 150 people and the roof-deck, the new office provides the firm with prominent signage on the building exterior; a first-floor
reception area; a modern multi-purpose room for large events and meetings; and a 4,000 square foot fitness center.
The opening is not the only new space that
will debut in 2013. After closing 2012 with the highest gross revenue in firm history, and more than five years removed from the successful opening of the firm's
is also formally announcing plans to open an office in
later this year.
"The partnership has decided to build off the success of our
office and establish an office in
in 2013," said Managing Partner
Matthew J. Clark
opening will not be done through a merger. Instead, we will open the office with
partners and associates who will relocate to the City from
and, Washington. We expect to add partners strategically as part of both the firm's strong organic growth in
and our continued commitment to provide clients with first-rate legal services."
The building at 1717 K Street, NW, was designed to achieve Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) ratings system. Only designs that meet LEED's exacting criteria for sustainability in materials and construction, ecological and atmospheric quality, and efficiency in power and water can receive the endorsement. LEED design benefits include savings in utility costs and a healthier work climate.