When family law litigator Carie P. Pyland devises a trial strategy for her clients, she draws on the facts, relevant case law and personal experience. But nothing in her Dallas practice prepared her for the assignment she received this past spring: helping design her law firm’s new office space.Luckily, expert advice was right at her fingertips, courtesy of the building manager. He was able to hook her up with the management company’s in-house space designer, who met with her and took it from there.Whether you’re looking for an office face-lift or moving into brand-new digs, using help that’s practically at your doorstep is just one way to save money on office interior design. And it’s just one of many ways to create a signature space without breaking the bank.Robin Page West also used the services of a space planner when her Baltimore firm moved into a new office building. Although the planner was not on staff, she was able to use the service gratis by negotiating it into the terms of the lease.“Some larger buildings that have these space planners on staff or on retainer might sweeten the pot by letting you use them. However, you have to know to… Read full this story
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