7-Eleven Corporate Headquarters
Location: Cypress Waters - Dallas, TX
General Contractor: Alston Construction / Highland Builders
Mechanical Engineer: Venture Mechanical
Completion Date: February, 1 2016
325,000 SF 4-story BTS office building with 2-level parking structure.
Venture Mechanical completed the core/shell as a design/build project for Alston Construction.
The interior finish-out was plan/spec and was completed for Highland Builders.
The building is conditioned by over 870 nominal tons of packaged DX VAV roof top units.
There are over 380 zones in the building, ensuring a high level of occupant comfort.
Convenience store giant 7-Eleven Inc. has begun moving into its new 325,000-square-foot corporate campus at Cypress Waters in Irving as construction on the project rounds the last lap.
"Before this campus, they were in a multi-tenant building with a lobby that they really couldn't call their own," Emily Strain, one of the Dallas-based Corgan Associates Inc. designers working on the development, told the Dallas Business Journal.
"Branding was very important to them, which is why we created an abstract art installation with their logo for visitors," she added.
About 40 percent of 7-Eleven's 1,200-employee workforce has made the move into the building, with the remainder expected to make the phased transition from the Irving-based company's former location in One Arts Plaza in downtown Dallas to the suburban corporate campus in Irving.
So far, the building is roughly mid-way through its finish-out. The executive floor on the fourth floor of the sprawling mid-rise campus has yet to be finished out for executives, such as Chief Executive Officer Joe DePinto.
The common areas throughout the building are also being completed with electricians and painters working diligently in the midst of the move to get it ready for the full move in mid-February.
Even though the finish-out has yet to be completed, the Dallas Business Journal got an exclusive sneak peek into the retail giant's new operating center and how 7-Eleven employees will work in the future.
Upon arriving in 7-Eleven's visitor lobby and grand entrance in the middle of the new corporate campus, guests are greeted with 7-Eleven signage and televisions that reflect the retailer's digital presence in the building. The central lobby's floor pattern plays off the patios on either side of the building, which also leads guests into the building.
The idea was to create a sense of flow from the outside-inside the building and reflect the outdoors, said Luke Brohmer, who led up the exterior design work with Corgan.
Instead of putting the lobby on one end of the building, 7-Eleven's visitor lobby and grand entrance is in the middle of the expansive campus, with the hopes of creating energy for visitors and 7-Eleven employees.
On one end of the lobby is the elevator bank and on the other end is a 300-person break room and meeting space with a 7-Eleven retail store for employees and guests to the campus. The break room has a large patio off the side of the building with gathering spaces and enough outdoor space to be used for events.
7-Eleven's new patio will include a water fountain and a park-like setting that could encourage employees to work or meet outside, or a place for fun gatherings.
Throughout the break room are collaborative meeting spaces and areas that encourage interaction from employees throughout the organization, said Monica Caire of Corgan, who also helped work on the interiors of the project.
Employees have started gathering within the break room, making use of the space for meetings. Other interesting parts of the campus include a social media room, a rubber-soled flooring in the stairwell to encourage employees to take the stairs and a wavy wall leading visitors into the executive offices on the top floor of the building.
January 28, 2016
Dallas Business Journal