35,000-square-foot office building in Broward to feature mock courtroom, roof-top terrace
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Kelley Kronenberg, a diverse business law firm, has started construction on a new state-of-the-art corporate headquarters to better serve its clients and accommodate recent growth. Attorneys, staff and invited guests will celebrate with a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, November 2, 2018 at the site located at 10360 West State Road 84 in Davie, between Hiatus and Nob Hill Roads.
The law firm is working with Miller Construction to build the new 35,000-square-foot, two-story office building that will be able to house 150 employees comfortably.
Kelley Kronenberg has been enjoying steady growth for the last several years. Recently, the current headquarters, which the firm leases nearby, has become too small to accommodate employees comfortably. The new office building is expected to be ready for move-in by July of 2019.
“This event marks a tremendous milestone in the expansion of Kelley Kronenberg’s business operations and collaborative culture as we continue to develop our broad range of practice areas and business clientele,” said Heath Eskalyo, CFO and principal partner who spearheaded the project for Kelley Kronenberg.
Eskalyo continued: “We are building something from the ground up that will allow us to fully customize our work environment and implement technology for practicing law in the modern era. Our new and unique space will allow us to better connect our people and our clients, and promote personal dialogue between them. We are setting up open areas that encourage the creative sharing of ideas and knowledge, all for the benefit of our clients.”
The new headquarters will have compelling features throughout including a mock courtroom on the first floor. The room will be equipped with cameras and monitors that will enable clients to participate in trial preparation remotely if they are not available to visit in person.
The facility will also feature private office suites, as well as collaborative workstations, in a space with distinctive architecture and progressive design elements. The lobby will boast an architectural staircase that leads to a glass-panel balcony. Plans also call for two large conference areas that can transform into one great room for events, significant co-working common spaces, smaller “huddle” rooms where attorneys can gather for informal brainstorming sessions in a relaxed atmosphere and a dedicated education center for employee training.
The firm will add an employee café with flat-screen TVs and modern, casual seating. Solar tubes, an innovative and effective way to help spread natural light throughout the building, will be installed to increase employees’ senses of well-being, productivity, and positivity.
Taking advantage of the Florida climate, the building will feature a rooftop terrace that incorporates abundant landscaping with native trees and flowers, a canopy-covered kitchen and bathrooms. The rooftop will provide an open-air venue for Kelley Kronenberg employees to gather, eat and conduct meetings, as well host client and firm events.
“We’re excited to bring our firm values of hard work, innovation, teamwork and client-first thinking to this office environment,” said Eskalyo, “It’s a great alternative to traditional law office space.”
Cabrera Ramos Architects of Doral designed the new headquarters. Alvarez Studios in Miami designed the interiors. The general contractor is Miller Construction based in Fort Lauderdale. Michael and Tyler Harrison of Equistone Partners served as development advisors, and Sun Trust provided the construction loan.