1 September, 2009 – Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, has relocated its Washington, DC offices to 1999 K. Street, an architecturally stunning and environmentally sustainable building designed by Helmut Jahn. The 12-story building has approximately 251,000 square feet and Mayer Brown occupies more than 204,000 square feet.
Added Stuart P. Pergament, the Washington, DC partner who helped oversee the project, “Mayer Brown worked closely with Vornado/Charles E. Smith, Gensler Design, HITT Contracting, Girard Engineering, EvensonBest, and Studley to ensure that the building’s layout, infrastructure and operational systems will help us provide the highest levels of client service efficiently, effectively, and economically. This building truly reflects all the hard work and collaboration that went into realizing these goals.”
The building’s environmentally-friendly design features and amenities include: an expanded conference center with increased video conferencing facilities and tools to reduce air travel; a business center providing visitors with private internet access; automated air, heating and ventilation systems to fine-tune energy consumption on a daily basis; smart fixtures to reduce water use within the building; reflective and green roofing to insulate the building and minimize the effects of outdoor temperatures; and glass and lighting designs to maximize natural light and reduce energy.
Mayer Brown’s Washington, DC offices previously were located at 1909 K Street and One Lafayette Center.