Thompson Hine, LLP / Office Renovation


Location: Cincinnati, Ohio


Size: 45,000 SF Renovation

Program Features: Planning, Programming, Interior Finish Selection

Consistently ranked among one of the top law firms in the United States, Thompson Hine wanted to optimize and refresh their growing Cincinnati office. Having occupied their existing offices since the 1990s, Thompson Hine hired GBBN to study their space to evaluate workflow design and floor plan inefficiencies. Collaborative workplaces and implementing the latest law workplace standards were high priorities for Thompson Hine. GBBN performed a programming and case study exercise that evaluated the firm's current and projected needs and evaluated staying in their existing space or relocating to other Cincinnati buildings.


Studies revealed that Thompson Hine’s ideal option was renovating existing space and GBBN was further engaged to present the law firm with multiple options that would better serve their work style and be able to grow with the evolving changes in the industry of law practice. This process allowed Thompson Hine to return approximately 6,000 SF to the building, renovate the remaining space to provide more appropriate attorney to administrative ratios, and update their look to represent their brand and core values. The redesigned space includes features such as extensive collaborative and casual workspace, cutting edge video conference capabilities, flexible conference and hospitality facilities, and a dynamic and inspired corporate café.