As a civil rights law firm engaged in workplace discrimination litigation, our client works to balance the rights of the individual against the rights of the larger community. Layers of wood, stone, glass, and fabric were added to the fitplan to create an experience ascribing to both the individual and the collective. In particular, we found letters from clients and used these to create a privacy screen at the office that utilizes a figure-ground pattern to help separate the individual lawyers from the public corridor in a way that still allows for limited visual engagement. This film is a great metaphor for who they are and what they do, both in the content of the letters as well as the multiplicity of experience utilizing the singular form. The design for the 7,500 sf office created a warm, inviting space while communicating the firm’s success and identity.