Berlin Patten Ebling St Petersburg Office
St. Petersburg, FL
280 sq. ft. addition and 4,100 sq. ft. renovation

Berlin Patten Ebling

St. Petersburg, FL

Berlin Patten Ebling (BPE) sought to move their law practice to downtown St. Petersburg for a more centralized location. In doing so, BPE engaged PRA for design services after successfully delivering services to their Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch locations. BPE’s vision for their St. Petersburg office was to renovate an existing office building to match their brand guidelines and support their growing practice.

The previous dark and dated office building transformed into an airy open space. The design splits the office into two primary zones-public and private. The front public zone is lined with tall windows welcoming natural daylight. It contains a waiting area, reception desk with client refreshments, a large conference room with a glass partition that accordion folds to expand/separate the space, and smaller conference rooms for private client appointments that are equipped with acoustical materials to ensure client confidentiality. A mezzanine connects the public zone to the private zone. The private zone houses staff workspaces. Closed offices separated by glass walls surround the open workspaces. Additionally, daylight pours into the zone from an above window topped with an exposed ceiling.

The new Berlin Patten Ebling St. Petersburg office achieved the goal of repurposing an old building with strategic space planning and achieved an upscale contemporary look to match their brand.