HP’s new Houston campus brings Silicon Valley straight to Texas.
A project two years in the making, the 378,000-square-foot campus in Springwoods Village, north of downtown Houston, celebrated its official grand opening on February 7. Two new buildings, constructed from the ground up, replace HP’s previous Houston campus and are now home to around 2,300 employees.
The project is one of several HP has embarked on over the last few years to modernize facilities, enhance sustainability and meet the needs of a changing workforce. For the first time in history, five generations are coexisting at work, from Traditionalists (those born before 1946) to Generation Z, people born after 1996. Millennial employees — born between 1981 and 1996 — already make up more than 30 percent of the American labor force. They value things like flexibility, technology, and sustainability at work — driving companies across industries to rethink how and where work happens.
HP tapped Houston architecture, design and consulting firm PDR to lead the new campus development project because of the firm’s focus on incorporating workplace strategy and wellbeing features into the environmental building design. PDR also stood out for its process of gathering employee input to inform design.
“While many things have changed over our 80 years, the qualities that define us have not,” said HP's Chief Executive Officer Dion Weisler at the building’s grand opening. “They are an unwavering focus on our customers, a relentless pursuit of purposeful innovation, and a passion for making a sustainable impact, on the planet, on our people and within our own communities. Each of these qualities are on full display in this new magnificent campus.”