Vinson & Elkins LLP

Houston, Texas
January 1st 2007

Gensler planned, designed and managed a phased, 400,000–square-foot in-place reorganization and renovation for the Houston headquarters of this large law firm. The firm desired a fresh design that would hold up over the duration of its new 20-year lease. The overall space is characterized by an abundance of natural light, soft palette of furnishings and materials and oversize corridors. The most dramatic change is a new 47,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art conference center comprising 20 conference rooms, presentation rooms and a variety of breakout and lounge areas. Efficient planning consolidated the practice floors to 13 from more than 16.

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