Cozen O'Connor

Philadelphia, PA

The Challenge

Founded in Philadelphia, Cozen O’Connor is a nationally recognized law firm with more than 600 attorneys across 23 cities on two continents. When members of the firm decided to move their world headquarters of 31 years from 1900 Market Street to floors 21 through 28 of One Liberty Place at 1650 Market Street in the center city district of Philadelphia, they had all eight-and-a-half floors demolished to the concrete so they could rebuild the offices to meet their needs. They required a physical space that would not only accommodate their firm’s growth, but that would also facilitate interaction and ensure privacy more effectively than their previous location.

The Solution

State-of-the-art glass office fronts provide visibility, enhance collaboration, and protect privacy. DORMA PURE Enclose™ and Enclose Fusion™ glass office fronts throughout Cozen O’Connor’s new space provide the openness they desired, allowing light and air to flow freely throughout their working environment. In addition to accomplishing the customer’s aesthetic objectives, the glass fronts also encourage communication and interaction between team members. At the same time, the unique design of DORMA’s office doors featuring full frame door seals combined with offset top and bottom patch fittings, allows them to close tightly, providing effective sound insulation and privacy.

Each floor also has an installation of DRS 120 sliding door hardware, which feature a hollow profiled aluminum track that is light, yet rugged, and resistant to dust and dirt because of its raised, convex shape. The locksets are M9000 Series Grade 1 heavy-duty mortise locksets, which provide exceptional security, enhanced aesthetics, and dependability.

The Result DORMA’s glass wall systems provide Cozen O’Connor with the aesthetic advantages of glass walls while effectively dampening sound transmission and adding structural definition without impeding sightlines. The law firm has discovered the new open, inviting office space has made a world of difference in how everyone works and interacts.

The Result

DORMA’s glass wall systems provide Cozen O’Connor with the aesthetic advantages of glass walls while effectively dampening sound transmission and adding structural definition without impeding sightlines. The law firm has discovered the new open, inviting office space has made a world of difference in how everyone works and interacts.

“The design of the new location has given us a totally different office experience. With the glass front offices, we can all see each other and the interior core areas of our office have line of sight to the outside. It’s much more welcoming for all.” — Jerry Riesenbach

Project Details

Project Type Office
Size 200,000 sq. ft.
Architect Gensler
General Contractor Turner Construction
Glazing Contractor Advanced Office Environments -Paul Rabonowitz Glass

“The design of the new location has given us a totally different office experience…” Jerry Riesenbach