Blending Old and New
Fossil, Inc. consolidated employees from its two offices and its distribution center to its new headquarters in Richardson, TX. The scope of work consisted of complete demolition, interior office fit-out, construction of a data center, limited core and shell renovations and site improvements of two connected buildings.
Fossil’s goal was to construct a facility that brings staff together in a modern, healthy and creativity-inspiring space that met its operational needs yet also reflected the culture of its brand.
The North building is a one-story, 432,000sf structure with a mezzanine level and is comprised of:
- three mock stores to develop display window ideas
- one outlet retail store to purchase Fossil brand products
- showrooms for vendors to display potential Fossil products
- fitness center
- back-of-house including a mailroom and a new loading dock
- 190-seat auditorium
The L-shaped, 105,700sf South tower is four-stories plus a lower level and features:
- 5,500sf, Tier II data center
- reception with two-story atrium on the first floor
- kitchen and dining area complete with balcony seating on the second floor
- office space
- large conference rooms at center of every floor
The accelerated construction schedule presented a challenge for the project team. In response to meeting all milestones set forth before the project began, all floors in the building underwent construction simultaneously. Typically, construction in a facility of this size will be staggered, with spaces being turned over as they are completed.
When all construction is being performed simultaneously in a building of this size, not only is it difficult, it is also a safety concern for workers and visitors to the site. Safety was vigilantly enforced from day one and as a result there were zero incidents on this very busy and active construction site. There were a total of almost 500,000 man-hours during the project, with the count exceeding 600 workers for more than two weeks.