One fine example of a successful, long standing relationship serving North Carolina’s second largest law firm on multiple design projects since 2001.
With nearly 300 attorneys, a long history of civic service, and noted national, regional and local clients, Moore & Van Allen (MVA) ranks among the Southeast's preeminent and fastest growing full-service law firms. In order to facilitate this success and make smarter, cost effective real estate decisions John inspired the firm to create an “attorney work environment of the future.”...
The result is an environment which embodies contemporary office planning principles and affords MVA higher space utilization and greater operational flexibility.
An egalitarian model, the MVA Charlotte and Research Triangle Park projects lessen the future need for square footage and reduce the tangled intrigue of promotion by eliminating the traditional status symbol: the hierarchy of private office size.
The new environment supports internal changes in MVA operations, encourages collaboration between the Practice Groups and leverages the next generation of information technology systems.
Sustainable design became part of Moore & Van Allen’s culture in the first quarter of 2009 when John’s design team designed new offices for the firm’s Public Affairs practice group. This project demonstrates the group's environmental leadership by achieving the first United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) Gold certification for a law firm in North Carolina.
During 2012 MVA embarked on relocating their existing Charleston office to a landmark Kress Department store building. John led the P+W design team in achieving the overarching goals of the project: to celebrate, preserve and reuse this historic building, to maximize the limited daylight and views, to achieve superior acoustical performance and provide client amenities such as the conference center and roof top terrace. Project completion is scheduled for March 2013.