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Interior Design, a magazine giant and west coast editor Edie Cohen, featured Morrison & Foerster LLP, designed by Janice Stevenor Dale. This 129,000 sqft, $8M law firm space included special code dispensation for large scale conferencing facilities that occupied two floors connected with an interconnecting curvilinear stair. The construction of the shape of the stair, and its sky atrium that overlooked the 35th floor balcony of the high-rise, required the modification of the steel frame of the base-building. That frame was under construction at the time of the final design of the tenant space, and Janice pitched the design concept to the developer Maguire Thomas, as a signature design element in the space. The developer agreed, and a new steel beam upholding the upper third of the building as ordered; base building was modified and the stair installed, with solid bar stock stainless steel outlining the stair construction. The density of the assistant workstations was double stacked, in an unusual way to increase productivity. Custom millwork was designed throughout the spaces, for all systems furniture and file doors, utilizing concealed shelving and a side-tabbed filing system for speed of access. Additionally, the law library and central files were connected with a selective vertical conveyor which connected all floors plus two future expansion floors. Morrison & Foerster recently relocated downtown Los Angeles, taking the J S D A Inc. originally designed elements to their new location.