Fish & Richardson PC, an international intellectual property and litigation firm with multiple offices across the United States and Europe, was relocating its DC office. The firm needed a general contractor to work in conjunction with the base building contractor in its new location. The office building, located in the Wharf, an up-and-coming area along the southwestern waterfront of DC, was still being completed when Fish & Richardson was looking to complete its office space. Spanning two floors in the building, this project was an office build-out in a new mixed-use development.
The space included ultra high-end finishes throughout, and an intricate interconnecting staircase. A challenge faced during the project was working with the strict and unforgiving grid alignments among pebble flooring, ceiling panels, millwork, and linear lights. HITT overcame the challenge by cantilevering stone panels over the stairwell, while being restricted by budget and weight. One prominent feature of work is the conference room with views of the Potomac River and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Even with the intricate complexities associated with the level of quality of the finishes and the concurrent base building work being completed, HITT was able to turn over the space, exceeding the client’s expectations.