the richards group.

A study in architecture’s ability to enhance a workplace culture, the project builds directly from the advertising agency’s egalitarian, transparent, and creative work environment. An offset core configuration provides open views across and through the building as well as shade the west façade from the afternoon sun. An inset on the north façade creates an outdoor patio and reveals a three-story atrium where crisscrossing stairs encourage physical activity and host all-hands meetings. A fitness center occupies the top floor, an area normally reserved for executive offices.

location: Dallas, TX
program: corporate headquarters, retail
size: 243,000 square feet
status: completed 2015
awards: Honor Award, AIA Dallas Built Awards, 2015
Honor Award, Texas Society of Architects, 2019
role: Ryan Roettker served as Designer at Perkins&Will
owner: The Richards Group
general contractor: Manhattan Construction
architect of record: Perkins&Will