Merchant & Gould

project specs

New office space in downtown Denver

Industry: Full spectrum intellectual property legal services firm

Square Footage: 22,000

Non-Traditional Design for a Denver Law Firm

When Merchant & Gould moved their Denver offices to the 33rd floor of the revitalized 1801 California Street building, they sought to revitalize their space with new furniture and warm decorative tones that exuded their fun, but hardworking culture.

While many law firms choose to line every window with private offices, Merchant & Gould was committed to fostering greater collaboration with an open plan. Elsy achieved the desired effect with a three-dimensional space plan that recognized the need for private offices while exploring a number of new, creative options for defining public space. Cohesive design details in the modern and inviting reception area that doubles as a ‘public living room,’ natural walnut custom doors, statement LED lighting, decorative ceiling screens, as well as embellished hardware, tile, and fabric provide a modern twist to the traditional law firm aesthetic and keep the space light and bright. The result is elegant with an edge, efficient yet different, and creative without ever being over the top.

Services provided

Programming, Space Planning, Pricing Plans, Bidding, Schematic Design, Design Development, Finish Selection, Custom Millwork Design, Construction Documents, Construction Administration, Furniture Selection, Art Selection, Signage Coordination, Accessory Selection