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Brian Scholz Discusses the Firm’s New Toronto Office – and the Future of Law Firm Design – with Canadian Lawyer


Chief Administrative Officer at Cassels, Brian Scholz, has been quoted in the article “Law Firms Have Historic Opportunity to Double Down on Innovative Use of Space,” published by Canadian Lawyer.

The article looks at the traditional way law firm spaces have been designed, and the current opportunity for change:

“Now that lawyers have experimented with remote work, law firms have an unprecedented opportunity to shed their conservative reputation for office design, says Matthew Kobylar, a senior associate and design director in the Toronto office of architecture and design firm Gensler.”

Cassels is working with Gensler on its new Toronto office, set to open in 2023.

While some trends, such as open floor plans, are not likely to work for law firms – there is an opportunity to learn from other industries: “The pandemic has made law firms realize that there could be some benefits to learning what others have done.”

Brian and Matthew agree that the new office space “should be a destination rather than an obligation.”

Cassels is noted to be the first of its peers to undergo such a complete build-out after the pandemic.

Say Brian: “People are looking to us in terms of how Cassels is going to design their space in the hybrid and post-pandemic world.”

Read the full story here.