Dallas – The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) completed a six-month renovation of the 220,000sf headquarters of Vistra, a Texas-based energy company consisting primarily of its retail electricity provider, TXU Energy, and its power generator, Luminant.
SLAM provided architecture, planning/programming, interior design, structural engineering, and branding/graphic design services.
Working with company leadership to merge three distinct cultures and transform the new workplace environment to “one” Vistra, SLAM designed interior spaces that demonstrate and encourage company values of teamwork, unity, and assurance that employees feel relevant and appreciated. The new, completely open-office environment at Vistra created an opportunity to densify the workplace for some departments and provide collaborative and innovative spaces throughout the building.
SLAM doubled the capacity and variety of conference and meeting rooms available to all employees. They also designed a new commercial floor for Luminant, borrowing from the firm’s trade floor design expertise.
A 5,000sf area of multiple conference rooms was transformed into a multifunction destination called the Recharge Café, a new concept that was not available to employees from any of the consolidated units. The technology-ready café is a place for employees to eat, work alone or in groups, collaborate, or hold meetings for up to 250 people.
Other amenity area enhancements were made to the fitness center, the three-story atrium was refurbished with soft seating to support meetings and collaboration between employees, and a new reception desk, flooring, and ceiling were added to the entry area.
“We are excited to offer Vistra employees a true sense of place championed by their leadership,” says Monika Avery, IIDA, LEED AP, principal, SLAM. “This project creates an efficient workplace across all levels. A completely open-office environment maximizes the right amount of space to increase productivity and the amenities that inspire employee satisfaction.”