Goulston & Storrs Engages Elkus Manfredi Architects to Design a Flexible, Future-Proof Law Office

Goulston & Storrs will occupy four floors in the renovated One Post Office Square building, connected by an internal staircase. The 25th floor will host reception, the café, access to the outdoor terrace, and a conference center (Credit: Elkus Manfredi)

BOSTON–Goulston & Storrs has enlisted Elkus Manfredi Architects to design its new Boston office as part of an upcoming relocation to the recently remodeled One Post Office Square in Boston.

Roughly 350 employees will be relocating to 100,000 square feet of leased space across four floors (25 through 28) connected by an internal staircase. A new outdoor terrace on the 25th floor will be used to host events for clients, guests, and employees. Occupancy is expected in Spring 2024.

The law firm’s leadership team tasked the Elkus Manfredi workplace strategy and design team with creating a connected environment with flexibility and room for growth that would fortify its collaborative culture in a new location.

“We are excited to design and reimagine a new office space that supports our core values of collaboration, collegiality, and communication, which is our competitive advantage in the marketplace,” said Bill Dillon, Co-Managing Director at Goulston & Storrs. “Elkus Manfredi is activating our vision of creating an energetic office space with more opportunities for meaningful in-person interactions.”

Elizabeth Lowrey

Elkus Manfredi’s workplace strategy team examined key factors in the post pandemic, hybrid world to plan a flexible, “future-proof” law office for Goulston & Storrs. Traditional, hierarchical ideas about space allocation will be reimagined as egalitarian, with single-size offices, shared views, open circulation, and social spaces for impromptu meetings.

“The relevancy of the office is no longer centered around our desks. It is about community. Workplace strategy and design must adapt to foster mentoring, teaching, and learning,” says Elizabeth Lowrey, a Principal at Elkus Manfredi Architects. “We have worked closely with the Goulston & Storrs team to ensure their workplace will reflect the evolution of client and employee engagement, centered around creating opportunities for the important interactions that help build community.”