Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, has a motto of, ‘Real challenges. Real answers.’ HOK designed the law firm’s headquarters to embody its commitment to building strong client relationships and investing in its communities.
As the anchor tenant of the Plaza Vista mixed-use development, Polsinelli had clear goals for the interior environment and architectural character of its headquarters. HOK’s designers worked closely with its leaders and developer VanTrust Real Estate to achieve Polsinelli’s vision while creating a valuable asset for VanTrust.
Designed to showcase views of Kansas City’s landmark Country Club Plaza, the interior environment is both timeless and metropolitan. A seven-story, cantilevered stairwell winds through the center and acts like a sculptural wood ribbon that creates visual and physical connectivity.
Strategic adjacencies optimize operational efficiencies and give Polsinelli flexibility to reconfigure the layout. The modern workplace features collaborative seating areas and sit-stand workstations to accommodate its 450 employees. Multipurpose training rooms provide space for mock trials and an attorney lounge has flexible seating options.
HOK has collaborated with Polsinelli on 30 office projects in 20 cities. These branded workplace environments have become powerful tools for recruiting, marketing and community engagement.