DALLAS—This month, after more than a year of many employees working remotely, Weitzman is welcoming its team back to its headquarters at 3102 Maple Avenue. And as they return, they’re returning to office space that has been completely transformed by a major redevelopment.
The redevelopment covered multiple floors and approximately 50,000 square feet at the Maple Avenue headquarters building. The headquarters, in Uptown Dallas, is located near popular destinations like The Katy Trail, Klyde Warren Park, Reverchon Park and numerous restaurants and hotels, including a brand-new full-service Marriott that opened across the street.
The new space features modern, clean-line architecture with an abundance of glass, light-toned millwork and large-format porcelain tiles.
The Weitzman headquarters lobby offers the most stunning interpretation of the architectural themes, with a new grand staircase clad in quartz and glass. The staircase not only looks beautiful, it brings connectivity between departments. This new, modern environment was designed to reflect the evolution of Weitzman to a forward-thinking, collaborative team by bringing everyone together in a space they can be proud of..
The new space also incorporates all new furnishings by Teknion and Herman Miller, as well as world-class artwork throughout the common areas.
Just as the 31-year-old company rebranded as Weitzman a few years ago, the new office space is seen as an environment to represent the evolving corporate culture and company image.
The new space features numerous open areas and ‘cluster rooms’ designed to promote employee interactivity, and it also added a new communal 1,500-square-foot Café 90 for collaboration and social engagement.
The new space design came from Entos, with MAAP Construction serving as general contractor. Directing the vision and implementation of the new space was a team including Chief Operating Officer Weldon Simons, Executive Chairman Herb Weitzman, Executive Vice President Michelle Caplan, President and Chief Executive Officer Marshall Mills, Director of D-FW Construction Chas Fisher and Vice President of Operations Michael Meyers.
The redevelopment will receive a Distinguished Building Award during a ceremony to be held this August by TEXO, The Construction Association, which is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas. The award, for interior finish-out, will be presented to the project’s general contractor, MAPP.
One unforeseen benefit of the renovation was the way it prepared the headquarters team for remote work during the pandemic. When the office floors were gutted starting in late 2019, for a renovation expected to last well over a year, the renovation period pushed different departments into a staggered remote environment months before the pandemic shutdown hit.
As a result, the company had time to implement new protocols and remote-work software and resolve any major issues before everyone was completely remote during the shutdown and subsequent social-distancing periods.