Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass

New York, NY

In anticipation of Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass’ (MCWG) lease expiration, Mancini began planning and budgeting estimates to explore a renovation of their current office. When circumstances required them to relocate, our team evaluated thirty buildings and performed six test-fits, with MCWG selecting One New York Plaza due to its magnificent views, large floor plates, and its proximity to clients and transportation hubs.

Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass Layout

The large floor plates of this 60,000-sf space allowed for the implementation of a standardized office size program that enabled every lawyer to receive an office with a window. A reduction in space dedicated to service and administration functions was created in line with current benchmarks for law firms. The space features a dedicated conference center surrounding the monumental connecting stair and reception. All conference rooms are located off of this center spine of the building in both the horizontal and vertical axis of the facility.

Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass Design

The design is contemporary and timeless, mimicking MCWG’s desire to present themselves as a forward thinking, fast moving, modern law practice. Dark wood wenge paneling in public spaces and office entries is contrasted against an off-white stone flooring, complemented by a neutral gray color palette accented by bright colors in furniture upholstery and other select areas. MCWG’s extensive art collection is prominently displayed, and a new large ceramic tile artwork of the Brooklyn Bridge was purchased; it is showcased play-fully on the elevator lobby/reception axis, evoking the view from the building beyond the office walls.