Construction on Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's new Harrisburg offices has begun, and Co-managing Shareholder Stephen C. Gierasch "can't imagine being anywhere else" than the state capital.

"A lot of significant commerce takes place downtown," he told the Central Penn Business Journal in "Law firm drives project in capital city," an article published September 9, 2011. "There is a convenience aspect to it. There is a vibrancy to being downtown and seeing people connect."

Once the project is complete, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney will consolidate its two Harrisburg offices in a single location.

"It's a prominent place to be," Gierasch said of the new site, which sits just one block away from the Capitol.

The larger space poises Buchanan's ever-expanding energy and utilities practice for more growth. Over the last 18 months, the firm's Harrisburg office has brought in 10 new attorneys, the most notable joining from Ryan, Russell, Ogden & Seltzer.

The new office building will include a geothermal heat system and other green features and is registered with the U.S. Green Building Council as seeking a Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designation rating.