Today, Saatchi & Saatchi, Team One and Conill announce the official opening of their shared Dallas space. Plans for a Dallas office were initially set in motion in 2014, on the heels of Toyota’s announcement to centralise their North American headquarters from offices in Torrance, CA to Plano, Texas. Approximately 56 team members from the Saatchi & Saatchi, Team One and Conill Los Angeles offices made the move to Dallas with 100 recruited locally and nationally for a total of 156 team members working out of Dallas.
The new location is a 50,000-square-foot space in the Cesar Pelli-designed McKinney & Olive Tower on McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas. Los Angeles-based workplace design specialists Loescher Meachem Architects created distinct designs for each of the agencies giving them unique identities but shared elements that weave through the spaces. For each team, a variety of work environments provide specialised spaces for focused individual work or collaboration but all encourage movement and wellness.
Saatchi and Saatchi’s office includes shared round tables, custom-designed wallpapers and vintage furnishings that speak to the agency’s history in Southern California.
Guests enter Team One through a white 'Launchpad' space that serves as a gallery for installations and performances and contrast to the interior of the office, which is characterised by planted terrariums and rustic materials.
Within Conill, plywood clad meeting rooms contrast with steel desk areas for a functional yet industrial chic space.
The agencies chose the Uptown neighbourhood for its pedestrian friendly culture, creative communities and innovative businesses creating a hub of activity featuring shopping, museums and restaurants.
“We’re all looking forward to this new venture for the Saatchi & Saatchi, Team One and Conill family in the vibrant city of Dallas while supporting our longtime partner Toyota,” said Kurt Ritter, Chairman of Publicis North America. “At the heart of these three agencies is a fundamental belief that our success rides on the spirit of collaboration and it’s through the help of our dedicated staff, clients, and partners that we are able to continue to grow the network in the US.”
All three agencies work arm in arm to ensure a continued approach to fostering an integrated culture as a full-service operation that offers clients the best across disciplines. The highly creative yet functional space provides an environment conducive to maximum collaboration among team members and partners. From round custom-built Tangram tables to living room-styled 'neighbourhoods,' the warm and inviting space boasts a family-oriented ambience not typical of an advertising agency workplace. The offices continue to be led by a cross-functional leadership and support team spanning Los Angeles and Dallas, a deliberate strategy to keep connectedness between the creative, entertainment, media and tech communities in Los Angeles.view more - Hires, Wins & Business