Toyota Unveils Design for New North American HQ
- Oct 14, 2016
by Evelina Croitoru
Dallas—Toyota Motor North America has revealed its plans for a new North American headquarters and operation center in Plano, Texas. The upcoming campus will include seven buildings up to seven-story high with 21st century design retouches.
The overall 100-acre campus development project is being build south of FM 121, offering easy access to the Dallas North Trollway. The development project required more than 2,000 daily workers, 18,220 tons of steel and limestone, 12 acres of glass, drought tolerant landscaping and on-site solar panels that will produce 7.75 megawatts of electricity. The seven buildings to be build add up to roughly 2 million square feet and will be the core of all social and business functions such as conferencing facilities, dining and fitness, among others.
“Our work with some of the best designers, builders, architects – along with important input from our own team members – has inspired our thinking around how our new facilities can support and enhance the One Toyota Experience. We also want to ensure our new headquarters supports Toyota’s commitment to the environment through sustainable, environmentally sensitive and state-of-the-art design, materials, features and efficiencies,” Jim Lentz, CEO of Toyota’s North America Region, said in prepared remarks.
The state-of-the-art campus will enhance job growth, adding up to 1,000 new jobs to the 4,000 existing ones. “Our hope is that they will help us in Toyota’s mission to address mobility challenges for everyone, now and in the future. Bringing our team members together at this striking and inspiring new campus in Plano will help Toyota become a more cohesive, collaborative and innovative company so we can serve our customers better,” added Lenz.
Toyota aims to achieve LEED-Platinum certification for the campus, which is scheduled to open by mid-2017.
Rendering Courtesy of Toyota