Dallas, TX/106,612 square feet
Set on four and a half floors, Omnitracs’ sophisticated 106,612 square foot headquarters at 717 N. Harwood houses over 500 employees. The space tells a powerful story of the company’s journey — including its relocation from San Diego, California — and celebrates its new home in downtown Dallas. Designers sought to design a creative space that is sophisticated, timeless and supports collaboration. When entering the space, visitors will immediately see a sculptural monumental stair connecting the 13th and 14th floors. Beyond, a weathered steel-clad reception desk sits in front of a layered, natural wood wall. The space incorporates mix of refined and raw elements for a “business meets industrial” theme. Industrial metals, polished concrete floors and unfinished ceilings in the workspaces are softened by natural wood accents.” Each level features a similar floor plan, creating continuity, with gathering spaces in the center and coffee bars that serve as touchdown spaces for staff. Open workstations, lounge spaces, huddle rooms and ubiquitous marker boards encourage teamwork.
“The Pit Stop,” an expansive dedicated lounge space, is divided into three main areas: ping pong and pool table, break room (“The Filling Station”) with high-top bar and picnic tables, and a collaborative lounge with soft seating and wall-mounted racks for bike storage. Employees may store their bikes during the day, or may borrow company-provided bikes.
The Customer Experience Center offers Omnitracs the opportunity to share the latest information about products and services with potential clients in an immersive, brand-driven environment. The space unfolds into several spaces, including a view directly into the company’s Network Operations Center. Briefing spaces and a conference room connect to an intimate coffee bar where customers can relax and print boarding passes as they wait to depart.