Don’t be surprised to hear the sounds of construction if you’re near the top of Bank of America Tower in the next several weeks.
The Holland & Knight law firm is in the midst of a complete renovation of its three floors in Downtown’s tallest Class-A office building.
When the project is finished, everything in the space will be new.
“We’re getting new carpet, paint and furniture. It’s a complete redo,” said Dan Bean, executive partner in the Jacksonville office. “We renovate all of our offices about every 20 years. It was time.”
While the cosmetic improvements will be most visible to clients and visitors, the attorneys and support staff likely will notice more the technological elements of the project.
Bean said the Jacksonville office will modernize the space and conference rooms with new Wi-Fi and video conference systems. That will bring the Jacksonville office up to the level of technology being applied to all 20 of Holland & Knight’s domestic offices.
“It’s part of our firmwide effort to ease the transition for visiting attorneys,” he said. “When I travel to work in one of our other offices, I can take my laptop and it will be just like I’m in my office in Jacksonville.”
Holland & Knight’s renovation is the most extensive office upgrade in the building since 2009 when Bank of America, the tower’s only tenant with more square footage leased than the law firm, refurbished its space, according to Hertz Investment Group Property Manager
“It’s going to look really nice when they’re done,” she said.
Construction cost is budgeted at $2.2 million, not including the technological upgrades. Bean said the project is scheduled to be complete before Jan. 1.
“The firm is making a tremendous investment in the Jacksonville office,” he said.