A visitor entering the 50th floor reception area of this international law firm would be struck by the dramatic 150 foot long faceted feature wall of Sapeli Pomele, a two story conference center, and a 5 x 15 foot floating sculpture composed of hundred of small rice paper kites. These six floors were designed, not only to impress clients, but to inspire a sense of pride in a firm sitting on top of the world in one of the first high rise buildings in Downtown Los Angeles.
The core team was developed early in the project, in part, to understand each other's challenges in this highly detailed and complex project. In order to sell Jones Day on the daring feature wall, the millworker agreed to build a full-scale mock up—and it worked...
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Project designed by Yvonne Colacion while associated with Gensler