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CIVITAS CAPITAL GROUP

Dallas, Texas

OFFICIAL recently completed a 22,000 sf new headquarters for Civitas Capital Group on the eighth floor of One Arts Plaza in Dallas' Arts District. Guest to the new office space are greeted by a red entry portal off the elevator lobby is literally walking through the Civitas logo into the new space.  Once through the portal, the lobby opens up and focuses your view onto the Dallas Arts District.  The art on the wall represents the world reach of Civitas as an abstracted topographic landscape.

The front of the office is the formal space for Civitas and its clients with a board room that can fit the full Civitas staff.  A red barn door marks the transition to the open office.  The remainder of the space is focused on the staff of Civitas.  The space is organized with collaborative height workstations on the exterior and the private offices on the interior, allowing the workstations to enjoy natural light and views.  The open office spaces are complemented by a series of less formal Break Out spaces that have been visually distinguished with a strong concentration on ease of connectivity.

We chose classic material and furniture selections and emphasized what was great about the space already – the natural light and incredible views.  We believe this approach supports the design mission of creating an exceptional work environment that promotes people to work at an exceptional level. The overall design approach was to create a modern composition of white walls, classic woods, and bright colors embodied in interesting volumes of space with an emphasis on natural light.  That approach is balanced with the natural concrete floors and the as-built column surfaces. Photography pending.

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