When Stream Realty outgrew its Houston office, they were ready to walk the talk and put their principles into practice. The real estate company prioritizes people – their own employees, and the people who occupy the buildings within their portfolio. They wanted a workplace with plenty of flexibility, something reflective of the firm culture, and an environment to enhance the overall employee experience. Stream turned to AMB Architects, a trusted partner for many of their clients’ tenant-finish projects.
Stream Realty had long been officing in a full floor of the 3040 Post Oak Boulevard building, in The Galleria. They wanted more open space and a variety of work settings for employees. Stream opted to reconfigure their existing space and expand into an additional 5,600 s.f. on the floor below. AMB guided Stream through space planning to determine the optimal number and configuration for workstations, in order to add more meeting rooms and collaborative work areas.
To give employees plenty of elbow room, Stream opted to relocate six workstations in the middle of the existing office into the expansion in the floor below. This provided ample floor space to include a large, open collaboration space. AMB specified new moveable furnishings for the collaboration zone so the space could easily be reconfigured for a large gathering.
In the new space, AMB included an open-plan break area adjacent to a collaboration zone. The bright, open break area features Stream’s signature blue branding in the backsplash. The rest of the break area is finished with crisp white and a durable quartz island.
AMB also added a new conference room, two group huddle rooms, and three private phone rooms. AMB specified new work booths against a wall of windows to give employees alternate places to work or have a meal while taking advantage of the Galleria skyline view. In total, Stream added 27 new workstations. This will allow Stream to execute their cross-pollination strategy of moving teams more easily throughout the office at least annually.