Baker & McKenzie

Chicago, Illinois

  • Baker & McKenzie Chicago Office Reception
  • Baker & McKenzie Chicago Office Reception
  • Baker & McKenzie Chicago Law Office
  • Baker & McKenzie Chicago Office Lounge
  • Baker & McKenzie Chicago Office Library
  • Baker & McKenzie Chicago Office Dining

Project Description


For a period of five years, we worked with Baker & McKenzie on the programming, planning, design and implementation of their 238,000-square foot Chicago and International Law Offices in downtown Chicago.


One of the ways the design team met the challenge of incorporating the different practice areas was to develop a design scheme that was contemporary, international and timeless in character. Through the use of minimal ornamentation and traditional materials, we were able to create a mildly conservative image that appealed to the hundred-plus attorneys and conveyed the image of a successful law firm without appearing ostentatious.


The resulting design reflects the international orientation of the firm, incorporating the energetic style of the client and the functional needs of the staff. We also assisted Baker & McKenzie with the development of new and more efficient office standards for all levels of professional and support staff. This included simplifying the layouts for each type of office or workspace and improving the furnishings to accommodate office technology and increase flexibility.


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Mekus Tanager is a planning and design firm. Since 1984, Mekus Tanager has been helping our clients turn their buildings and spaces into well-designed strategic assets that maximize aesthetic beauty, function and purpose, and return on investment. We are committed to listening to and working with our clients as a true partner throughout the design process.


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