Case Study

Confidential Financial Institution Regional Headquarters A Collaborative, Interactive & Engaged Corporate Campus

Plano, Texas, USA

The Challenge

The HKS team was asked to design a collaborative, interactive and engaged regional headquarters campus for a major financial institution inspired by Texas art and landscapes that would attract and retain top employees.

The Design Solution

The new regional headquarters is a 50-acre campus with three office buildings built to accommodate 6,000 employees. The campus features contemporary amenities including a wellness center, a childcare center, multiple art installations, a cafeteria, a Starbucks, and public plazas between buildings. The sustainably designed campus is LEED Gold certified.

Donald Judd, the minimal artist known for his landscape installations in Marfa, Texas, was the inspiration behind the workplace interiors. Quoting Judd, HKS designers sought to use “just enough design to solve the problem at hand.” Raw materials such as steel and an exposed concrete structure provide a backdrop for artistic details including florescent tube lights, a nod to Judd’s friend, modern artist Dan Flavin.

The Design Impact

With the new regional headquarters, the confidential financial institution is among several large national employers at Plano’s Legacy West mixed-use development. With a contemporary, connected design, the campus is destined to be an attractive and engaging place to work for years to come.

Project Features

  • 60,000 square foot (5,574 sm) conference center
  • 4,000 square foot (371 sm) wellness clinic
  • 6,000 square foot (557 sm) childcare facility
  • Starbucks
  • 20,000 square foot (1,858 sm) dining facility
  • Retail branch bank
  • LEED Gold certified


  • 2019 BWB Excellence Award, Work Place Strategy, CoreNet North Texas Chapter
  • 2019 Top Ten Project Award, Topping Out

Our new campus will reduce our company’s real estate operating costs in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, savings we’ll reinvest in our strategic campuses to provide the facilities, work environment, and accommodations our employees need and deserve.

Managing Director of Consumer and Community Banking, Confidential Financial Institution