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Bell Nunnally LLP, a premier full-service Dallas based law firm, chose Scott + Reid for their relocation to the top two floors of KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts in the Dallas Arts District. Scott + Reid collaborated with the client and architect to ensure a blend of traditional design with modern elements was brought to life.
Panoramic views were a major draw when Bell Nunnally decided to move out of the space they occupied for the past 25 years. To capitalize on the 360-degree vantage, Scott + Reid was tasked with providing a 12-foot ceiling height throughout the perimeter of the space, while still ensuring noise control. Achieving the desired ceiling height required moving base building equipment and infrastructure. Following that relocation, all penetrations were sealed, sound boots were fixed between walls and three layers of drywall were installed to meet the STC rating to minimize sound nuisances. For unobstructed views even from the interior of the suite, 12-foot high glass walls were installed on all perimeter offices and multipurpose rooms.
Intricate design details are found throughout the space. From the custom reception desk topped with five book matched slabs of marble, to flooring with metal Schluter cut in at diagonal angles, and custom wood beam ceilings on varying planes, the visual elements add a special touch to the overall aesthetic. Additional finishes include specialty wood flooring, wall paneling, custom triangular light fixtures, modular arts, decorative film, back painted glass and a Skyfold door that electronically descends from the ceiling.
This project ran concurrent with the base building exterior construction and surrounding properties also being built. To maintain the tight timeline, Scott + Reid’s project team was in constant communication with the building engineers and management team to coordinate building access, deliveries and trash hauls. Special attention was paid to safety concerns in and around the construction site. The process, though challenging, resulted in a showcase admired by all parties.