Law Office Trend is Toward Open, Flexible Spaces

Inside several major Nashville law firms, dark wood panels, oriental rugs, chandeliers and leather-bound books have given way to brighter finishes, more light and glass windows rather than walls. In some cases, individual offices are now smaller, leaving extra space to create more meeting and collaboration rooms for lawyers and clients. It’s all part of a push to increase productivity, appeal to younger lawyers and adjust to new technology, designers say. The Tennessean looks at several firms and their offices.