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White & Case Office
New York, New York, USA

“Each detail subtly underscores a commitment to well-being. ”

Interior Design

The design of White & Case’s new office on the top nine floors of a tower in Midtown Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center encourages collaboration and mentoring in a workplace that emphasizes health and well-being.

“Every inch is superlatively composed and calming,” reported Interior Design. “Each detail subtly underscores a commitment to well-being.”

To help the firm’s people visualize the possibilities for the new office, the design team interviewed hundreds of White & Case partners and associates about their workplace needs and toured the offices of other law firms. Through this process the team discovered that White & Case wanted “neither white-shoe formality nor a laid-back start-up vibe but something in the middle, a quiet kind of buzz,” noted Interior Design.

The design team created a highly efficient plan and contemporary design that communicates White & Case’s culture. A modular plan and kit-of-parts design maximize flexibility and streamline the workflow. Two office sizes accommodate partners and associates, and every workspace has adjustable-height desks. Open and closed collaboration spaces offer scenic Manhattan views and abundant natural light. The space integrates emerging technologies that support mobility, group work and virtual collaboration.

The “first-class” conference center was designed with hospitality in mind. Oversized multipurpose and breakout spaces can be transformed for entertaining and town hall meetings. A robust art program displays pieces from renowned international artists at key locations throughout the office.

Design of the amenity spaces reflects White & Case’s brand. A warm, natural palette conveys a sophisticated interior ambience punctuated by dramatic light and textured materials. The double-height atrium at the main reception area brings in daylight and welcomes guests with stone- and leather-wrapped acoustic walls.

A dramatic glass and smoked steel staircase ascends from the reception area to amenities including a coffee bar, restaurant-style dining, a full-service fitness facility with views of the Empire State Building and a wellness center. This area also features a library and a “genius bar” IT drop-in station.

HOK led the design of the amenity floors and HYL Architecture designed the office practice floors. Pentagram collaborated on the creation of environmental graphics.


440,500 sq. ft. / 40,925 sq. m.


Interior Design


CoreNet Global NYC - Commercial Interior Project of the Year

NYCxDesign Awards - Best Corporate Office


15 January 2018
“White & Case Offices – New York City”
Office Snapshots

2 October 2017
“White & Case’s NYC Headquarters Is Calm, Cool, and Collected”
Interior Design

1 June 2017
“White & Case Has Built The New ‘Modern’ Law Firm Office — And It’s Awesome”
Above the Law