State Bar of Nevada

The State Bar of Nevada Рa licensing and policing agency that supports attorneys Рoutgrew their existing space in downtown Las Vegas and brought Pugsley. Simpson. Coulter. Architects on board to conduct programming studies and design a new office environment. The design approach focused on their office culture and interactions at the individual level. We devised a survey asking relevant questions about private, semi-public, and public relationships to determine technical requirements like square footage but also the experiential qualities of the building.

These studies directly fueled our design; a high-ceiling public lobby opens to the office corridor above and funnels into a smaller, semi-public lobby for the State Bar of Nevada. Translucent glass was strategically located to mediate between private and public spaces while maintaining the necessary light qualities to produce a creative workspace.