Construction is under way on the One MRO building project, located near the southeast corner of I-10 and Beltway 8 in Houston.
“Our new home aligns with our strategy and values, is closer to our highest employee population density, and it's within walking distance to dozens of CityCentre convenience, dining and wellness options. Importantly, it supports our drive toward innovation and the benefits associated with enhanced integration of people and technology,” said VP Curtis Ryland, who is overseeing the project.
Company employees will be moving to the new office workspace in the second half of 2021. It’s expected to be a vast improvement over the current building, which was built more than 35 years ago, long before computers were on every desk.
“Our 2021 home gives us the opportunity to bring our workplace into the twenty-first century to support the way we work today, and more importantly the way we'll work tomorrow," Curtis said.
To refine workplace design concepts, the project team conducted a series of workshops intended to engage employees from across the business to better understand the functions and needs of our employees. Workshops were held at a local design studio, where groups of employees had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of modern workplace environments. The feedback from those workshops, along with other research conducted, has influenced the interior design towards more collaborative, flexible spaces to better support the way we work.
“Ultimately, our intent is to create an efficient, effective workspace that can facilitate collaboration to capture the full potential of the One Team mind set: the integration of people, technology and innovation across the assets and support teams," Curtis said.
We plan to create a work environment for the next decade and beyond, one that truly reflects our transformation as a company, and aligns with our strategic objectives and enterprise-first orientation.