(RALEIGH, N.C.) – The Raleigh, N.C., office of Parker Poe is moving from the Wells Fargo Capitol Center, where the firm has been located for the past 18 years, into a new, custom-built space in the PNC Plaza. The Raleigh office will close early on Nov. 21 and re-open in its new home the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 24.
The new office is a departure from the conventional law firm space, said Raleigh Office Managing Partner Kevin Chignell. It will have an open and bright floor plan with numerous collaborative areas, centralized conference rooms, a hospitality center and above all, a modern personality.
“Everyone is looking forward to a vibrant new work space that will foster productivity and better reflect the Parker Poe image as an innovative firm,” Chignell said.
Design firm Gensler worked closely with the team at Parker Poe to create a law office for the 21st century. Corner offices have been eliminated and old-fashioned break rooms have been replaced with a café area complete with tables, booths and bar seating. Sleek new high-definition flat screens will relay firm information.
The two-story, 50,000-square-foot office will house more than 100 work spaces for attorneys, paralegals and assistants, as well as 12 conference rooms and six collaborative areas for lawyers and staff to work on cases.
Parker Poe’s new Raleigh home, PNC Plaza, was among those recently honored by the Triangle Urban Land Institute for its contribution to the continued vitality of communities in the Triangle area. PNC Plaza, the tallest skyscraper in the city of Raleigh, houses office and retail space, parking and condominiums.