Holland & Knight has relocated its Washington office to the Farragut Square neighborhood.
The firm, which has about 150 lawyers in its D.C. office, is presently occupying 140,000-square-feet of space at PNC Place, 800 17th Street N.W. The office is a couple of blocks from both the White House and the K Street corridor. Monday was the first day at the new office.
In May 2011, the firm announced that it would be leaving its former office at 2099 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., which it had called home since 2000.
Paul Kiernan, executive partner for the Washington office, described the new digs as a "world-class office building." He said the new space is more open, has more collaboration space and room for growth. The firm occupies four-and-a-half floors of the 12-story building, which was constructed in 2010.
Kiernan declined to comment on price per square foot or the length of the lease for the new space. However, Arent Fox's new building, currently under construction two blocks away from the space at PNC Place, comes with a price tag of $75 per square foot.
Kiernan also trumpeted the building's LEED Certified status, a recognition that it has met certain environmental and energy standards. "That's where we need to be as a firm and as an industry," he said.