As Toyota prepares to relocate from Torrance, Southern California to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, it has named its architectural firm to design its new campus for 4,000 employees.
Drawings and specs for Toyota’s new corporate headquarters are to be overseen by Dallas-based Corgan as the lead architect known for sustainable designs, and in a statement, Toyota spoke of “greener pastures” to come.
“After a search that included some of the finest architectural firms in the world, we are thrilled to welcome Corgan as designers of our North American headquarters in Plano, Texas,” said Doug Beebe, corporate manager of Administrative Services at Toyota. “Corgan is a world-class firm that has designed many beautiful corporate campuses and other projects, both here in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and around the world. We are looking forward to seeing the design elements of this campus that Corgan will deliver to provide a collaborative and innovative workspace.”
Corgan is already designing temporary office space for Toyota to occupy in Plano until the permanent campus is built.
The architectural firm’s resume includes work on corporate headquarters for State Farm, Southwest Airlines, Bulova, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fossil, and more.
The international firm has also had leadership roles in major hospitals, airports, schools, performance venues and a range of other project types. Further, 90 of its projects are LEED registered and 47 are LEED certified.
“We are inspired by the challenge to create a facility that will bring Toyota team members and associates from across the U.S. together in one building for the first time,” said Corgan President and CEO Bob Morris. “It will be an honor for us at Corgan to help welcome Toyota to north Texas by creating a home for them where they will immediately feel comfortable and empowered to do their best work