Stackpath Offices – Dallas

  • Client Stackpath,
  • size 27,372 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Dallas, Texas, United States,
  • Industry Hardware / Software Development,
  • Perkins+Will designed the offices of security software company Stackpath, located in Dallas, Texas.

    When Stackpath, an internet security start-up company, relocated to a new office in Dallas, they turned to interior architecture firm Perkins+Will, to design a workspace that embodied the firm’s mission and culture.

    Given that Stackpath identifies as an industry disruptor, going beyond its competition to create a safe internet platform, Perkins+Will interpreted this metaphorically via the ideas of ‘boulders’ — in nature, boulders evoke a sense security, yet when set in motion and knocking against formations, they are extremely disruptive. The reception and breakroom act as boulders – focal points that define and orient the rest of the floorplan – that are strategically placed off-kilter to create disruption.

    The finishes throughout the space include exposed concrete floors and columns, white, black, greys, and small interjections of the company color, cyan. Perkins+Will selected these finishes to keep the space clean and refined, reflecting the tech start-up. In the reception and break area, ceilings are treated with a faceted gypsum board to reveal a sense of disruption. Additionally, the reception area is treated with a concrete plaster to harken back to a sense of strong security.

    In the workspace, blocks of offices and meeting rooms were positioned to separate departments and effectively balance privacy with collaboration. Since Stackpath is a growing company, Perkins+Will kept rooms and furniture modular to provide flexibility.

    Photography: courtesy of Perkins+Will