Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Inside RealPage's new interactive campus in Richardson's Telecom Corridor


When RealPage Inc. (Nasdaq: RP) began moving its corporate workforce to its new Richardson campus last June, construction had yet to be complete — and it still isn't quite finished.

That's because RealPage CEO Steve Winn has been heavily involved in the design of the interactive campus.
"Steve Winn really is a big part of the design," said Cristina Hayes, the manager of workplace experience for RealPage told the Dallas Business Journal."As they put things together of what he wants. He is really involved in all of the design."
The new Richardson campus at 2201 Lakeside Boulevard sits within the four-story, 400,000-square-foot building and will help set the tone for the future of the growing software company.

But that tone has yet to be finalized. Winn and his team is still in the design process of a more than 250-seat auditorium, which will be an important element of the campus.

In all, the Telecom Corridor campus is home to 1,500 corporate employees, which is a big chunk of RealPage's 5,000-employee workforce throughout the world.
The campus has 18 neighborhoods with an ambassador from each 'hood. The neighborhoods are connected by walkways or a double-helix staircase connecting three of the floors in the building.

RealPage's space has a variety of workspaces to appease the different working styles of its tech-savvy employee base from open cubicles to private offices to reservable work areas to working pods.

RealPage's logo is featured throughout the campus with a grouping of three orange balls in atriums and by staircases — a quantitative symbol for 'therefore.'
Throughout the campus, RealPage has write-on walls or white boards to capture ideas as they occur.

"It's all collaborative and interactionary — the way the consultants told you, 'this is how it will actually work,' it really does work that way," said Greg Willett, chief economist at RealPage.

The company's employees are directed by interactive way finders to find the closest coffee bar or a nearby borrowable bike.

Dining management firm Guckenheimer runs the company's on-site cafeteria and the coffee shop. RealPage recently opened a patio terrace adjacent to the cafeteria.
HGA Architects is the project architect behind the double-helix staircase that rises skyward from the cafeteria on the second floor of the building.

The ground-floor of RealPage has client training areas and one of three RealPage call centers that interact with properties affiliated with RealPage and its services.
RealPage also has an 8,000-square-foot fitness center with a $10 a month employee membership fee. In all, there are more than 700 employee members of the gym. Exos is the onsite management company.


Candace Carlisle/Dallas Business Journal.