Savills Offices – Houston

  • Client Savills,
  • size 11,200 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Houston, Texas, United States,
  • Industry Real Estate Services,
  • PDR was tasked with designing a space for Savills that welcomes both employees and clients at their offices in Houston, Texas.

    As one of the world’s top commercial real estate providers, Savills required an exceptional office space that would build strong client and employee relationships to propel them into a successful future.

    The office design fuses lounge-like spaces with the workplace to give a hospitality hub feel. Made to be ultra-welcoming and comforting, the Savills office space could also easily become a favorite coffee bar or cocktail lounge.
    The sophisticated, historic, loft-like office draws young and seasoned talent. The new energized office is a space they now enjoy coming to, where they can collaborate, socialize, and network with clients.

    PDR incorporated a library to reinforce Savills’ office culture as a place of inclusion, knowledge sharing, and a place to experience new ideas. Employees can gather here, or visitors can grab a book from the bookshelves and unleash their inner bookworm while they wait in the reception area.

    In the mornings, employees meet at the coffee bar, and in the evening, the bar space is used to host cocktail hours with clients. Floor to ceiling glass panel doors separate the conference room and bar area, and Savills employees can effortlessly fold the glass panels into the wall allowing extra space to host events.

    The office is equipped with formal and informal meetings spaces. There is a large conference room as well as a large lounge meeting room; both rooms can be closed or opened to flow into the “Buzz Zone” – the front entry that offers multiple areas to work, meet and refresh. There are multiple informal meeting spaces for collaboration. Employees can sit at the bar, or meet in a lounge area, or meet at tables with monitors and white boards for idea sharing. There are a variety of workspace types to meet user’s needs – closed offices, open workspace, and a variety of both open and closed meeting spaces with integrated technology.

    Design: PDR
    Photography: Joe Aker