reform, llc was hired by the law firm Apatoff Peters Ebersohl LCC as they were preparing to simultaneously merge with the accounting firm of Rogers & Peters, LLC and relocate to a new space. The 7,500 square foot space, located in the science and technology corridor along Shady Grove Road in Rockville, MD was designed to serve as the new public face of both firms. The design is arranged around the reception, conference room and break-out areas which provide space for large meetings, training sessions and other formal gatherings be held. Occupants of the suite move through and along a ‘thick wall’ which lines the primary circulation spine of the office but also contains the large quantity of dedicated physical files required of both companies. Clerestories cut into the thick wall allow natural light to filter into the interior offices while maintaining the privacy of the occupants. The design has contributed to the increased public presence as well as the programmatic and operational efficiencies of both firms.