ARCHITECTURE / INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
STEPTOE & JOHNSON PLLC BUILDING
BRIDGEPORT, WV, USA
The law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC retained SKB to design a new build-to-suit headquarters building for their home office in West Virginia. The move from downtown Clarksburg to a new office park in Bridgeport was spurred by the development of a new FBI evidence complex and regional hospital center. Serving as a symbol of West Virginia’s economic growth, the new building sits picturesquely on a hill with commanding views of the region.
Steptoe & Johnson’s new offices are intended to respect its tradition as a stalwart in the region and to look forward to their next generation. The building will include offices for 70 attorneys; a conference center; a data center serving all of Steptoe & Johnson’s offices in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky; a library; and associated support spaces.
Due to SKB’s intimate knowledge of law firm design and experience with base building, Steptoe & Johnson has been able to streamline the design process and minimize construction costs while maintaining a high quality building inside and out that befits a law firm of this stature.