Dallas-Based Law Firm Invests in Houston With Relocation and Expansion
Dallas-based law firm Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC has opened its new downtown Houston office. Previously located in the Bank of America Center, the firm’s new office in Pennzoil Place will continue focusing on core practice areas, including real estate, health care, business litigation, restructuring and creditor’s rights, bankruptcy and immigration law.
Working with Ziegler Cooper, the law firm’s goals in relocating were to accommodate firm growth and allow for greater presence in the Houston market. The firm also wanted to create a space of their own after working in a space designed for a different firm for several years. A total of 40 attorney offices have been provided, along with the requisite support functions, in 21,382 RSF. A sliding pocket door, completely concealed during business hours, allows for an open, seamless and welcoming entry from the elevator lobby. A conference center, off of reception, includes a large dividable multi-purpose room, a large conference room and a training room along with a servery and catering counter.
“Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr’s primary goal was to create a space that shared an aesthetic with their larger Dallas office but that was also unique to the specific culture and location of the Houston office. The new office design offers a clean mix of modern and traditional design complimented by the captivating downtown views,” said Catherine Runner, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C, Senior Project Designer at Ziegler Cooper.
Warm toned finishes such as Bottincino marble and figured walnut reference the firm’s Dallas office while also creating a sense of place unique to Houston. Ceiling details, light coves and accent carpet areas at office fronts provide rhythm and scale at long corridors, while large side lights with custom privacy film funnel daylight into the interior of the space.