Legal

Richards Buell Sutton

Founded in 1871, Richards Buell Sutton is the oldest law firm in British Columbia and one of the oldest law firms in Canada. With over 150 years of legal experience, they have thoroughly developed their legal knowledge with over 70 areas of expertise and have earned the loyalty of long-term clients.

 

Legal

Richards Buell Sutton

Founded in 1871, Richards Buell Sutton is the oldest law firm in British Columbia and one of the oldest law firms in Canada. With over 150 years of legal experience, they have thoroughly developed their legal knowledge with over 70 areas of expertise and have earned the loyalty of long-term clients.

Industry

Legal

Space Type

Office

SF

16,500

Location

Downtown Vancouver

Service

Workplace Strategy, Interior Design, Project Delivery

Category
Legal

Richards Buell Sutton, British Columbia’s oldest legal firm, was ready to make the jump and completely remodel their office space. Their workplace design did not correspond to the company’s development over time, which was a major issue. Their business ideas and strategy had progressed, but their office design had stalled and was in desperate need of updating. Their earlier design was quite traditional; it was overly large and thus inefficient, as there were often places that remained vacant. One of the company’s primary goals was to upgrade their space in order to modernize their internal brand, which would aid them in attracting and retaining younger talent, which was a major concern for them.

Out with the old, In with the new and bold 

The new office is a deliberate departure from the company’s prior, more traditional organizational design. Richards Buell Sutton, with the help of AURA was able to make their space warm and welcoming with the addition of wood flooring and a fireplace area, while also while displaying a high sense of quality in the details and finishes. To emphasise the company’s long history, timeless elements like wood, glass, and stone were chosen. Empty spaces were converted into more offices, ensuring that each employee had their own dedicated space, whether they work in-office full time or hybrid. Overall, this project is the perfect example of what can happen when deep roots and tradition meets modern elegance. 

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