Perkins&Will Strikes a Balance for Mohr Capital’s Dallas HQ
When real estate investment firm Mohr Capital needed a new home in Dallas, Perkins&Will had a tall order: translating the firm’s Texas-sized identity into a compact (for a company of their size) 11,000-square-foot space. The key, says Ariel Lumry, project designer, “is balance, stemming from the use of the space continuing through to the finish palette and application of finishes.”
But first things first. “The space serves a group of employees that spans multiple generations,” she says, “and needed to reflect both the professional nature of who Mohr Capital is as an organization, and simultaneously feel tied to the Mohr family.” The team divided up the space relatively evenly, with 55% for private offices, and the rest in open plan workstations and public and collaborative zones. A logo wall brands the lobby, made of locally-sourced Texas limestone, while a gallery wall at the entrance to the break room hosts Mohr-inspired memorabilia and artwork. Operations nod to sustainability, too, reducing the new headquarter’s water use by some 30%.
Materials strive for harmony as well: walls in private offices merge Arbescato Silver, Silverwave, and Fantasy Blue Marble, all bookmatched at horizontal axes. The central hallway navigates between floor-to-ceiling glass and open workstations with sit-to-stand desks and natural light, beneath a ceiling of slatted wood which follow the window line at both ends to join a wooden aisle. Lobby ceilings, meanwhile, are custom coffers, painted in the brand’s signature navy blue, acting like a deep sky stretching above fifty linear feet of custom planters. And custom screens define zones while acting as wayfinding, separating both the lobby and main conference room, and areas of the break room. “We developed a design aesthetic and palette that is both elegant and welcoming,” Lumry says, “professional while being warm. Modern but timeless.” And unmistakably Mohr.
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