Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary is the preeminent full-service transportation law firm in America which happens to be based right on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis. The firm’s more than 5,000 transportation-related clients span across the country and around the globe with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies (virtually all of the top transportation companies in the country), to smaller, family-owned businesses.
10 W market st, suite 1400 | Indianapolis, in
Square Footage: 34,300
Employee Count: 105
Year of Buildout: 2016
General Contractor: Capitol Construction
Architect / Interiors: Schott Design
How does your space drive productivity, collaboration and connectivity?
Strategic growth recently enabled us to expand our office space from 1 ½ floors to 2 full floors in our current home in the prestigious downtown Market Tower building. Along with this expansion, came an opportunity to achieve two goals: deliver an updated and distinctive image to our world-class clients, and to provide continuity between the two floors to enhance employee communication and comradery.
What is the one thing that is unforgettable when someone walks through your space?
To provide an open connection between our two floors, the reception area design involved engineering a 530 square foot curved opening, creating a dramatic two story open atrium with a flared staircase, glass walled conference rooms and a soaring two story stacked stone accent wall. Occupants of both floors now have seamless access to each other, the reception, conferencing, and collaborative work areas, as well as a large state of the art café.
How does your space tell your company’s story and reflect its brand?
All design elements in our two story public area have a sophisticatedly subtle relationship to the transportation industry to celebrate the focus of our practice. The staggered spiral design in the terrazzo pattern is representational of wheel movement. The interruptions to the spiral occur at the interjection of key elements such as the flared staircase, the reception desk, coffee bars and curved bulkheads. The sculptural arrangement of the nine pendants in varying heights and sizes are an intentional modern interpretation of truck headlights and provide dimensional interest spanning the vertical space between both floors. Woven metal on the front of the reception desk is a sophisticated reinterpretation of the front grill of a truck. The spiral is seen again in the carpet tile pattern where sporadic swirls start and stop in an aesthetic arrangement complementing the terrazzo. Scopelitis has a fresh new image that is a direct and intentional re flection of our valued clientele’s industry and expectations.
How does your space engage your employee base?
The nature of our Firm’s work requires attorneys to be able to work both independently and often as part of a team. While private office space is necessary and was provided prior to the expansion, the new space was intentionally designed to include several collaborative work areas as well as an expansive café providing all employees a welcoming location to socialize, dine, and relax. The new expansion and reception area update was the perfect opportunity to encourage a flow between floors and to invite collaboration. Now that each floor boasts access to the reception and conference center, the entire office reflects the essence of the Firm’s work and importance of making our clients feel welcome. Fine artwork and welcoming furniture placed in assorted groupings fill the sun-drenched collaboration spaces throughout the office, which are used as areas for impromptu meetings or alternative workspaces if productive away-from-desk time is desired.