Nokia recently tasked CallisonRTKL with uniting two of Nokia’s existing campuses in Las Colinas and Plano, Texas, and consolidating them into a single location in Cypress Waters.
Aside from the geographic unification of offices, Nokia engaged CRTKL to create a workplace structure that removed a traditional hierarchical structure and embraced team-based collaborative work. By offering a variety of flexible workspaces such as phone and meeting rooms, in addition to ergonomic sit-to-stand desks, the new space encourages employees to work collaboratively and embrace group team efforts.
By shifting the built environment of the workplace, the CRTKL team brought a new wave of company culture that embraces cross disciplinary team work and encourages employees to freely share their ideas with their coworkers.
“Nokia challenged us to create a workplace that allows their employees to connect and collaborate,” commented Brian Fox, a senior associate vice president in CRTKL’s Dallas workplace studio. “Our design, which builds on their standard ‘free address’ approach, provides spaces that respond to the way people work today. Enclosed offices and small, cluttered cubicles have given way to an agile, open plan with a variety of multi-purpose spaces-from phone booths for personal calls and intimate areas for quiet, heads down work to gathering spaces for small huddles as well as larger town halls.”
Photography: Wade Griffith