Our projects are designed to create value, support work performance and deliver cost-effective solutions targeted to meet the clients’ goals. We do not have a house "style", but rather pride ourselves in creating project specific solutions for each client that reflects our client goals within the context of the region. Our clients come from diverse professional industries, allowing our firm to provide services on a wide variety of project types, including: Mixed-Use, Hospitality, Corporate Campus, Commercial Office, Interiors, Residential, Higher Education, Healthcare, Sports, Retail, Adaptive Re-Use/Renovation, and Planning & Urban Design.
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The interior design and execution of a headquarters can utilize light, color and texture, creating a positive work environment that identifies with its corporate identity.
Through this process we discovered that collaboration and teaming spaces are the main issue to address. The design team responded by creating a flexible zone concept that allow for large and small enclosed conference rooms, open informal teaming areas or closed manager/executive offices. The Flex Zone allows every employee access to common space for meetings. To start the customer experience an Executive Briefing Center and new reception area is being designed to ensure CommScope marketing message is reflected throughout their space. Research and development labs are used not only for product develop but also to show case their employees and expertise. A Demo Porch area was created to allow engineers to present the latest technology to their customer while separating the lab space so that other employees are disrupted. CommScope, formerly AT&T, is the global leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks for more then 130 countries. It is the premier manufacture of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets. CommScope is approaching their new project by building a team that helps facilitate and manage change. Together Steelcase Applied Research & Consulting and BOKA Powell have teamed up to meet this need. With in depth surveys, site observations, executive and employee workshops, the team has defined the criteria and goals for the project. This information is being used throughout the project during all phases to validate all ideas. These benchmarks have been established and will be tested and validated in the post move-in survey.
“Cities are a hallmark of human civilization.” How a city forms is a direct correlation to the unique culture of the region. Red Urban’s primary desire in design intent was to celebrate the fusion of their global company’s culture combined with that of Urban Dallas. Natural earth tones combined with Red Urban’s signature red, the color that represents love and affection, formed the color palette. Stained concrete, tiles with a rusted metal look, ebonized walnut and a draped creative area were the primary means for accomplishing the materiality of Dallas Loft. Red Urban was highly involved in the concept’s finalization, a distinctive graphic vinyl wallcovering from a photo taken by a local photographer of Downtown Dallas’s Lower South Side. The accomplished success of Red Urban’s Dallas Office hinged upon BOKA Powell adopting Red Urban’s business philosophy that only brands that have built a two-way relationship based on a mutual affection will succeed and thrive.
Noble Royalties selected BOKA Powell as the interior designer for their new corporate office space at Addison Circle. BOKA Powell worked closely with the client to create a warm, inviting space using texture and rich materials as well as working with the furniture dealer to select new office furniture. The project team worked on an aggressive timeline from design thru construction to make this a smooth transition for the client.
BOKA Powell is focused on the documentation of the concepts of a full team of consultants including programming specialists, architectural and interior designers, and mep engineers. Our challenge has been to translate the extraordinarily large floor plates of a retail mall into a seriously capable work environment to support a fun team attitude. Utilizing raised floors with power, data and hvac distribution below allows unlimited space flexibility for Rackers to build their teams around their talent. Amenities such as a full-service cafeteria, fitness center, fueling stations and open escalators for vertical transportation and communication allow different configurations of physical space to be immediately responsive to changes in organizational structure. Fanatical Support is Rackspace’s terminology for legendary customer support of IT Hosting – meeting and exceeding every customer’s needs and expectations. This high-technology firm has directed the conversion of an entire existing shopping mall into office space to integrate the best technologies and practices in the most collaborative, flexible, high-energy work environment possible.
NEC America’s corporate headquarters is situated at the northwest corner of State Highway 114 and State Highway 161, and anchors the 82-acre master-planned Las Colinas Corporate Center. Comprised of two buildings totaling 525,000 square feet in Phase I, shell and interior design services were performed via a fast-track delivery method to meet the move-in requirements for NEC. The masterplan can ultimately support 1.05 million square feet. The nine-story, high-rise centerpiece of the campus contains the executive offices, standard open offices, and amenities such as a full-service cafeteria, fitness center, and executive briefing center, designed for product demo and sales. The adjacent "L " shaped mid-rise, composed of a five-story wing and a three-story wing, contains offices, testing labs, and a training center, as well as loading and mailroom facilities consistent with a large-campus development. The geometric massing of the buildings punctuated by "lantern " elements is the focus of the overall composition of the project. Conditioned connectors that help form the edges of a landscaped, sunken plaza achieve connectivity between the buildings and garage.
The new American Headquarters Campus for Accor Hotels is a reflection of the client’s desire to achieve clarity and order in both its aesthetic expression and functionality. The work spaces are configured to encourage collaboration and creativity. The campus building design incorporates layered wall elements and design features that enhance the character of its tilt wall construction system while providing a cost effective real estate solution with a strong exit strategy. BOKA Powell was retained by Accor North America and Staubach for the programming and interiors and by Billingsley Corporation for campus planning and shell building design.
BOKA Powell designed 110,000 SF of interiors for Mercedes Corporate Headquarters in Mexico City. Working on a very tight schedule to finish six floors of reception areas, conference and meeting room, IT/Data Center, general office, collaboration areas and break rooms we created a space full of different textures, shapes, and colors to compliment the unique shape of the building. The bridged towers allowed us to create a conference room completely enclosed by glass to enjoy all of the views from high above the city. The allotted space in conjunction with the amount of employees for the building challenged our space planning, but we ultimately resolved it with open collaborative areas that had mixed uses. We incorporated many modern textiles, lighting fixtures and new technologies to blend with Mercedes design standards. We created a unique identity for each floor using different colors and carpets while keeping the connection of the spaces through the interior architectural elements that we designed.
Autonomy etalk’s new corporate headquarters focuses on creating an exciting, hip, and fun space that highlights their software-based products and corporate culture. Special Attention was paid to the lobby and show center to illustrate etalk’s “Meaning Based Computing” system. In the lobby and boardroom, customers enjoy open views to the Dallas Cultural District below. The views are only interrupted by a large fish tank dividing the lobby from the boardroom. Large scale artwork adds dramatic colors to the space and provides an extra touch of fun. To balance these bright colors, a natural color palette was chosen, and texture and materials were carefully selected to create an elegant space, as evidenced by the stone flooring and wool carpeting. Change management was a critical step in achieving success on this project. The existing employee workstations required a large footprint and included high, enclosed panels. The solution for the new space was to use a 120-degree furniture system with low panels to provide a more efficient real estate solution. Fun and multifunctional spaces were used throughout to give employees and managers places to explore and collaborate on the next generation of new ideas. For example, a new breakroom/dining/meeting space was designed to include the opportunity for friendly Xbox competitions among employees. Autonomy etalk has found that these community spaces are bringing people together and boosting productivity.
BOKA Powell provided Interior Design and furniture selection services for Siemens Dematic Postal Automation Systems’ new campus headquarters located on a 14.1-acre site across from first base at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The spaces were created to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the development and testing of state-of-the-art postal equipment for the United States Postal Service, as well as other commercial clients. Programming and interior planning for the first phase of the campus, consisting of a 235,000 SF Research and Development facility, accommodates a diverse array of functions including R & D labs, software labs, testing labs, a training center, data center, machine shop and general office functions. Departmental adjacencies were organized to synergize the company’s business model by fostering an interactive atmosphere that encourages collaborative problem solving. The spaces were designed in a collaborative effort with corporate leadership, as well as users of the space, with the goal of creating a timeless and sophisticated space that would meet strict budget and scheduling requirements.
This existing corporate campus was replanned to accomodate a multi-tenant mix, and redeveloped with new lobby and public area spaces, exterior and landscape upgrades, as well as new MEP systems. In addition, BOKA Powell designed a new 474,810 SF parking garage on-site to flexibly accomodate the leasing strategy. BOKA Powell fully upgraded the ground floor lobby, including security gates, new restrooms and the existing elevators. We completely gutted the existing floor plan of walls ceilings, lighting, finishes, etc. while reworking base building Gypsum Board columns, exterior of the core walls and reconstructed new restrooms, and added new ceiling lighting, leveled the floors, planned interior construction and finishes. The plan shown includes upgraded 3rd floor lobby, with secured entry, offices, workstations, conference rooms, break rooms, training room on 6” raised floor.
BOKA Powell provided design services for both the interiors and shell for this 130,000 sf financial services center. The facility incorporates call center work areas, a conferencing center, executive offices, cafe’, data center and NOC. At the entry rotunda, exposed steel columns and beams combined with natural stone veneer and wood create a space with warmth, comfort and scale. Clerestory windows wrap around the circumference of the rotunda above. The organizing concept for the interior spaces was based on a "streetscape" theme, playing off the company’s automotive focus. Brightly colored power walls and large-scale carpet patterns bring character to the workspaces, as well as creative lighting solutions that lend a visual interest and inherent functionality to the spaces. The main cafe provides an escape from the "city life" of the workspaces, with a trellis covered patio for lunch breaks and other gatherings.
The new corporate headquarters for Omni American Credit Union represents a unique combination of Texas vernacular aesthetics and 21st century technology. Omni American chose BOKA Powell to design their executive floor in University Center II, which was recently purchased by Omni American, located at 1320 South University in Fort Worth. The executive floor combines space efficiency with a richly detailed environment of wood, leather and stone. The space program, including executive offices, a state of the art boardroom, a wellness center, kitchen and a media room, were developed to foster a sense of connectivity between diverse program elements.
BOKA Powell completed Collegiate Developments full service interiors project in late 2005. We designed the full office finish out with a high end contemporary look which included offices, Boardroom, Conference Rooms and Break Areas to name a few. Collegiate Development specializes in higher end student housing throughout America.
BOKA Powell designed the new 80,000 SF Headquarter for Horizon Health on Lake Vista Drive in Lewisville, Texas. The site is located in the heart of a growing commercial corridor, along a picturesque lake front. The building diagram consists of two main wings of ofﬁce/tenant space ﬂanking a central lobby. The lobby extends through the entire width of the building, providing sweeping views of the lake beyond. Keeping the service cores to a minimum, the overall plan is conducive to both single-tenant and multi-tenant scenarios, providing long-term ﬂexibility for the owner. The exterior elevation is terminated at the four corners with full-height curtain wall, providing glass corner ofﬁces that maximize the views of the lake. Glass stair towers at each end allow natural light to penetrate into the building, encouraging the use of the stairs. The site landscaping concept includes an entry plaza, and strategically designed planting and walkways that connect to the existing jogging trails around the lake. The interior design focuses on connectivity and adjacencies within the different departments at Horizon Health Corporation. Amenities include an exterior patio overlooking the water, providing a relaxing space to eat and mingle. The materials and colors used throughout the interiors focus on bringing the calm and serenity of nature into the building.
BOKA Powell worked with Brann Worldwide in creating a new regional headquarters that is specifically tailored to the Brann creative process. Incorporating a cafeteria with a number of teaming and brainstorming areas, the facility fosters the interaction of team members.
BOKA Powell designed a new regional office center for CB Richard Ellis in the Lincoln Center Complex. This was the existing building for CBRE, but relocated to another floor. The project consisted of 29,000 square feet of remodel space. Services included Programming, Design, Construction Documentation, and Construction Administration. The space included state of the art conference and audio visual services, blending a unique look with functional efficiency. CBRE wanted to reduce the number of offices and move more staff into open plan systems.
Xerox Corporation’s decision to consolidate their Customer Support Center from Las Colinas office buildings to an existing warehouse in Lewisville, Texas affected six divisions of the corporation, 160,000 square feet of building area and a total of 650 people. BOKA Powell provided complete planning, programming, architecture and interior design services, while implementing "fast track " construction procedures. Renovating the Lewisville facility required site improvements, new windows, a new entrance and canopy, and the addition of restroom and other core areas. The vast open warehouse becomes an internal city composed of elements that operate at three successive scales. At the large scale, a "town center " accommodates centralized functions such as building entry, reception and large group meetings. Beginning at the town center, a primary circulation route, "the boulevard " winds through a series of multi-departmental areas or "neighborhoods ". Gridded "main streets " intersect the "boulevard " and lead to intermediate scale "neighborhood centers " which house shared multi-departmental support areas. The design solution provides comfortable work areas, unique spaces for communal activity, and eventful paths of circulation, while responding in character and function to the daily needs of the building’s inhabitants.
The Wishing Place is located in Las Colinas thanks to a generous donation of land from the Las Colinas Land Limited Partnership, represented by Cousins Properties. The site is a prime one-acre building site located near the corner of Royal Lane and Riverside Drive in the emerging La Villita area of Las Colinas. BOKA Powell, pro bono architect for this project, has designed a 13,500 square foot building with space for future expansion. The building combines residential architectural features with an element of fantasy.
One of a series of personal banking centers designed by BOKA Powell, this project is designed to provide the highest level of luxury, security and functionality to Chase’s high income clients. Secured paths were created for customers, employees and security personnel. A palette of fine woods and marbles works together with a carefully developed art program to create the desired ambiance for the space. The facility incorporates a trading floor designed to accommodate continuous evolution in technology.
Microsoft - Digital Anvil consists of 34,000 square feet in a downtown Austin, Texas office building. Microsoft purchased Digital Anvil in 2001 making the combination of the two companies a major focus of the project. The design concept was to provide a sophisticated and visually stimulating environment for this outer space game development group in support of Microsoft’s X-Box product. The environment houses a variety of non-typical job functions such as game software developers, engine designers, artists, animators, musicians, and sound engineers. Functionally, it is a very high tech Hollywood type studio with the desire to be laid back, responsive to the Austin culture. Challenges included designing an environment to support a mostly male population under the age of 30 who “live” at the office, playing or developing computer games all hours of the day and night. Other challenges included the separation of the serious side of developing software from the interactive team side of testing and playing games. All of this had to be provided in a flexible layout to allow teams to integrate and segregate at will while developing a game product and to create spaces for downtime as well.
BOKA Powell provided Interior Design Services, furniture selection and art selection services for Thompson Coe for over 73,000 sf of office space recently completed at the Plaza of the Americas. The program incorporated a conference center located adjacent to the main reception area that will allow for flexible teaming and conferencing. The design goal was to deliver to Thompson Coe a timeless and sophisticated space that meets strict budget and schedule requirements. BOKA Powell utilized 3D tools and animations in the Design Development phase, which assisted the Partners in visualizing design options. This process allowed for informed decisions to be made efficiently.
BOKA Powell provided programming and interior design services, and furniture selection for Strasburger for over 75,000 sf of renovated office space in the Bank of America building in downtown Dallas. Currently under design, the program includes a single reception, conference center and multi-purpose room. The design goal was to seamlessly incorporate current technology and workplace needs with the existing space. BOKA Powell utilized 3D tools and animations in the Design Development phase, which assisted the Partners in visualizing design options. This process allowed for informed decisions to be made efficiently.
The Archon Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., this innovative and resourceful group requires office space that is immediately responsive to requests for growth and change. BOKA Powell provided office spaces that are functional and collaborative working environments that make the staff feel equally at home, whether in Texas or Tokyo. We relocated Archon Group from a mult-tenant building to occupy this building as a single tenant this required some base building services such as security, reception, mail/copier services and dining. BOKA Powell changed the reception area to express the design image of Archon for decades to come.
Recently named one of the best places to work in Dallas, Tracy Locke Partnership is not only one of the premier advertising agencies, but also is a dynamic people focused organization. Our designers worked in close collaboration with the client’s internal teams to create functional spaces that reflect each team’s uniqueness. The phased interior remodel included a 7-11 mock storefront, a multi-purpose training space, and a "blue sky " brainstorming area complete with carpeted bleachers, dry erase walls and booth style seating. The opportunities created to display account work and the creation of varied team settings for the formulation of new ideas is the basis of the successful design.
BOKA Powell worked closely with the Greenberg Traurig team. We interviewed all shareholders to collect furniture inventory and measurements to create a customized per person. Each shareholder had the option to reuse their existing office furniture or get the custom grade wood office system. We kept the existing monumental staircase which connected two floors. BOKA Powell updated their technology and new paper storage. As well as customizing their reception desk using elements and features of the stairs.
BOKA Powell provides ongoing programming, design and construction administration services to Microsoft Corporation for technical support, lab and sales office facilities on a National basis. The Dallas facility, illustrated here, consists of a technical support call center, labs, cafe, training rooms, company store, and a software library. The first three phases total approx-imately 400,000 square feet with potential for significant expansion. The Charlotte product service support center mirrors the size and program elements of the Dallas facility. The unique features of these facilities include the dispersion of teaming and lab areas throughout the call center space, which encourages efficient team problem solving. Game room and media center areas provide an environment for employees to relax and socialize. The cafeterias are designed to provide visual relief from the fast-paced creative work that characterizes the office environment. A portion of the cafeteria can be subdivided to orm an auditorium for frequently held seminars. Food is prepared to order by a chef in a "front line" cooking arrangement. The cafeteria is designed for a population of 2,000 with a projected capture rate of 65‰.
JP Morgan Chase Bank commissioned BOKA Powell to evaluate and redesign the first of several floors in the JP Morgan Chase Tower in Dallas. New corporate working guidelines provided an opportunity to limit hardwall offices and place modular 9’x13’ manager stations on the interior, opening up the expanse of perimeter window for all to share. A lively team area was designed on either end of the floor encompassing an informal meeting area, a coffee bar and a copy/workroom. Movable walls and flexible furnishings were utilized to create a formal conference area capable of being divided into three rooms or acting as one large staff meeting room. The overall transparency of the space and the warmth of the finishes create an inviting environment for both employees and visitors. The project was conceived and delivered as the product of a group of JPMC National providers; teamwork and close coordination streamlined the design and construction process.