Based in downtown Auckland since 1844, a new era has begun for Lawfirm Jackson Russell who have recently moved to new office premises designed by Bossley Architects.
“We engaged award winning architect Pete Bossley to design our new office”, says Jackson Russell partner Mark Sullivan . “Pete and his team worked with us to help develop our direction and have come up with a contemporary forward-looking result and within our budget.”
Pete Bossley talks about the design brief and the concept plan. “It was an interesting job because we had to design something which reflected the tradition of the Jackson Russell brand, but we also had to be modern; in doing that we had to try and find a design balance where a whole range of different clients could be comfortable. The design was for a forward looking firm but with tradition.”
Peter Sisam, project architect from Bossley’s, says they had to go through a robust process of understanding how the legal teams worked, how they were structured and how they related to one another, to produce an efficient and effective working environment. The floor plan has been divided into three business areas, and in making wide use of an open plan, the designers have eff ectively linked the areas to one another.
“In our planning we were very conscious of how the legal teams work and function together” says Pete, “and dividing up the space so the shared resources they operate with are central to everybody – it worked out well”.