Law Firm in Dallas Living Like it’s Shark Week

Progressive law clients have been requesting less formal and more multi-purpose spaces for several years, but whenDallas-based law client Cassady Caldwell & Curry (CCC) requested that, plus “baller status,” IA’s design team recognized this was not a predictable law firm. “They were a younger client that had just established their firm,” says Zach Weihrich, IA’s Dallas designer who led the project. “When they weren’t being serious lawyers, they made a lot of jokes about Top Gun and Batman. Someone threw the idea of a shark tank into the brainstorming mix early on, and that really stuck.” Despite the infeasibility of installing a shark tank—the office measures 10,000 square feet in total and the building does not house a water treatment facility—the shark theme manifested itself as an expression of status.