Build a new website that is professional but not stuffy, and is compatible with design of their new branding. Provide a way for client to make some updates on their own, particularly for case studies, document downloads, and news releases.
Since we happened to have a developer on staff at the time who was skilled at theming for the Drupal CMS, we decided to go that direction with the website. We were able to create a completely original custom design, then develop it so specific areas of the site could be managed and updated by the client using a back-end administrative interface. We also custom coded a news section that dynamically opens articles in a modal window or downloads a pdf, depending on the type of file uploaded in the admin area.
The interface design uses their branding colors, and integrates graphic elements in a fresh, interesting way that portrays their firm as modern and approachable.