Tuesday, November 10, 2009

lauckgroup leases downtown space for HQ

Dallas-based interior architecture firm lauckgroup has signed a long-term lease in downtown Dallas for its headquarters.

The firm recently signed a lease for an 8,400-square-foot, first-floor office in Energy Plaza at 1601 Bryan St. The firm had been subleasing space on the 12th floor of Energy Plaza before moving to the first floor this week, said Anne Kniffen, principal-in-charge. Before moving to Energy Plaza, lauckgroup was at 2828 Routh St. in Uptown Dallas for seven years.

The new office is designed to house up to 25 employees.

lauckgroup has moved several times in its 25-year history. In 1984, it was located at 1900 N. Akard St. on the edge of downtown.

The completion of projects in the city's Arts District and the construction of the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park have created new excitement about being downtown, Kniffen said.

“It feels very good to be back in Dallas’ downtown core," Kniffen said. "This move really reflects our culture and personality."

lauckgroup’s new office is directly off of Energy Plaza’s central lobby and has views of Thanksgiving Square. The new space has been designed to serve as a test lab showcasing various product finishes, lighting and other elements used in office design, Kniffen said.

lauckgroup also has an office in Austin. The firm has recently completed interior spaces for Energy Future Holdings Corp., Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal law firm and Lincoln Property Co. in Dallas, as well as Hunton & Williams LLP in Austin and Dallas, and Caris Diagnostics Inc. in Irving.

Dallas Business Journal