Blethen, Gage and Krause

Blethen, Gage and Krause

Mankato, MN

This forward thinking client was open to ideas and willing to share their vision for their new law office space to satisfy the functional needs of the firm while also reflecting their corporate brand.

One design requirement was to ensure client privacy during daily attorney work. This was accomplished by separation of public space from attorney space. The need for client privacy also drove the design in the lobby area and conference rooms by using acoustical wall panels, extending walls to the deck and carpeting rooms to mitigate sound transfer.

During the design process, the firm was going through an internal rebranding and it was a priority to reflect this in the interior design of the spaces while maintaining the more emblematic law firm aesthetic.In keeping with the traditional character of law firms, dark woods were used on the floors, custom bookshelves, trims and ceilings. Whites and warm grays were used to brighten areas and to offset the dark woods while bringing a more modern, updated feel to the space. Color accents were used to reflect the new brand and add interest to the space.


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