Brian Schwalb, partner-in-charge of Venable's Washington, DC office, was quoted in a May 16, 2017, Bisnow article on the firm's recent move to a new DC office location at 600 Massachusetts Avenue. Schwalb made the comments while participating in Bisnow's Real Estate Strategies for Law Firms & Associations event.
Describing some the office's new features, including an interior staircase and transparent glass walls, Schwalb said the design increases the chances of people seeing each other in the hallways and sharing ideas. "The experience for our people when they come in now is 'we see much more of one another, we see each other on a regular informal day,'" he added. "That creates a lot more camaraderie, it enhances the culture and it's great for business development."