New Process Steel Headquarters

Houston, TX

Project Description

Due to a major freeway expansion, New Process Steel, a carbon steel processing and manufacturing company based in Houston, needed to relocate its company headquarters and manufacturing facility to new sites. The manufacturing facility was relocated offsite to be near the Port of Houston. For their headquarters, however, the company saw a real opportunity to move their office functions to an existing metal warehouse on another portion of their site that was not affected by the freeway expansion. The move was a chance for New Process Steel to reimagine their work environment to reflect the modern global company they had become while still acknowledging and celebrating their history.

The transformation of the warehouse divides the space into three areas: a 30,200-square-foot office space, a 40,000-square-foot parking area and an area reserved for a future build-out, allowing the office space to expand when needed. The administrative area includes offices, conference rooms, a café/lounge and other support spaces. The exterior of the warehouse has been modified to accommodate a new entry to the office area as well as a parking area façade. To reflect its industrial heritage, the building is clad with translucent Kalwall panels and a taut metal skin which transitions to a perforated version at the garage.