Beck Reveals Historic Location For Fort Worth Office Relocation
- Jul 28, 2022
The Beck Group’s Fort Worth office will relocate to a historic building that it redesigned to reflect Fort Worth’s past, present, and future.
Having outgrown its space on Hemphill Street, Beck’s growing Fort Worth office will occupy 5,000 SF of space at 464 Bailey Avenue this fall, located in the city’s booming Cultural District.
An Adaptive Reuse Project Turns Personal
Beck led design-build services on the adaptive reuse project almost five years ago. The architecture and construction firm will now share the 10,000 SF, Class-A boutique office building with a bank, doctor’s office, and a law firm.
“It’s exciting that we are moving into a historic office for which we designed the addition and expansion,” said Scot Bennett, Regional Director of the firm’s Fort Worth office. “The area represents the city’s growth. It allows us to provide our employees with an inspiring, creative, and attractive workplace well-suited to showcase our design aesthetic.”
Architect and Principal Hoyt Hammer lead the design for the new space. It will feature an open-seating environment. The second-floor office has plenty of collaborative spaces for physical and virtual meetings. There are also flex spaces giving employees the option to work remotely or in the office.
The office’s location is a short walk to area amenities, including museums, cultural attractions, restaurants, bars, and retail. It also offers living opportunities in adjacent neighborhoods with access to West 7th, downtown, West Forth Worth, and magnificent city and river views.
A Design With Heritage in Mind
The office building has a special significance for both Beck and the city. Prominent Fort Worth architect Preston Geren designed the original one-story building, and local construction firm Byrne Construction built it. Many credit Geren and Byrne for helping “build’ Fort Worth back then.
Beck’s thoughtful design of the second-story addition is respectful of the original design intent. The new two-story glass lobby and stairs create framed views of downtown and the large specimen tree on the property.
The building’s cement, stone and glass exterior reflects the city’s rich agricultural heritage and future as a modern American city, now boasting many new construction and renovation projects.
The new office space will front the atrium with a huge glass window facing the downtown view. The entry will be composed of a stone wall and a heavy wood pivot door. There is a feature wall wrapped with handcrafted leather by Artist Daniel Wright. The Fort Worth native’s design signifies the city’s long and colorful history of cowboys and cattle drives. Plans also call for exhibiting artwork on other walls to showcase local artists.