The State Bar of Nevada – a licensing and policing agency that supports attorneys – outgrew their existing space in downtown Las Vegas and brought Pugsley. Simpson. Coulter. Architects on board to conduct programming studies and design a new office environment. The design approach focused on their office culture and interactions at the individual level. We devised a survey asking relevant questions about private, semi-public, and public relationships to determine technical requirements like square footage but also the experiential qualities of the building.
These studies directly fueled our design; a high-ceiling public lobby opens to the office corridor above and funnels into a smaller, semi-public lobby for the State Bar of Nevada. Translucent glass was strategically located to mediate between private and public spaces while maintaining the necessary light qualities to produce a creative workspace.