Nixon Peabody

Nixon Peabody wanted a contemporary office space that was highly efficient and flexible to meet the evolving demands of a global law practice. Additionally, they wanted to significantly reduce their overall space requirement by reducing support function as well as private office sizes. The design integrates the firm’s new branding strategy, includes concepts that promote communication, collaboration, and cross-over between practice groups, and challenges many of the sacred law firm characteristics such as the large corner office, solid walls and doors, liberal use of stone and mahogany, and the segregation of attorneys and support staff. An open stair, adjacent to the living wall, connects the three floors of the space, acts as a light well, encourages staff to be active when moving between floors.

The PVC free Ecoworx carpet tile was a natural choice. Additionally, the product’s Cradle to Cradle Silver certification ensured the design team and client that the specified carpet lines supported the project’s goals for both sustainability and social equity. Shaw’s support of MASS Design Lab helped the client feel that they were supporting manufacturers with similar social responsibility values.

Nixon Peabody wanted a design that embodied their values on sustainability and social responsibility – including promoting human health and well-being. The design of the space incorporates many sustainable strategies and is strongly positioned to receive LEED-CI Platinum Certification. The design of this law office is sustainability in practice.


Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Design Firm

Perkins + Will


  • Large Office
  • Workplace
  • Professional Services
  • Collection

    Material Matters

    Products Used

    fringe tile
    angle tile


    2016 Design Award Final Winner

  • LEED Certified