Milbank’s rapid growth throughout Asia meant that two key Asian offices needed to be expanded and moved simultaneously—within tight schedules and budgets. For our experience working with legal environments and in Asia, Milbank chose Gensler for both projects. The new Hong Kong office emphasizes the emerging culture of collaboration in the legal professions, incorporating room for teaming, information sharing and flexibility—while respecting the need for focus work. Lawyer lounges support fluid meetings and reduce the need for costly client-facing conference rooms. Break spaces are designed for comfortable sharing among professional, administrative and support staff, reinforcing the culture of collegiality and respect that is a hallmark of the firm.