Vari, a Texas-based workspace innovation company, and Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a top national construction management firm and general contractor, recently broke ground on VariSpace Coppell in Coppell, Texas. The 180,000-SF office building, located at 450 North Freeport Parkway, will serve as Vari’s new global headquarters as well as a multi-tenant campus.
VariSpace is a space-as-a-service offering from Vari, and VariSpace Coppell is the company’s third location in DFW, following the success of VariSpace Las Colinas and VariSpace Southlake. All VariSpace locations offer first-class amenities, flexible space solutions in Class A buildings and are outfitted with Vari workspace products.
“With the state of traditional office space in limbo, more and more North Texas companies are realizing the value of flexible workspace concepts like VariSpace Coppell,” said Granger Hassmann, Vice President of Preconstruction and Estimating for AP. “Vari’s bold vision is just the type of innovative spirit AP embraces, and we’re excited to partner with BOKA Powell and Corgan to help Vari execute on its mission in DFW.”
“With this groundbreaking, we’re moving forward with the development of our new global headquarters,” said Jason McCann, Co-Founder and CEO of Vari. “VariSpace Coppell will be one of the most innovative buildings in North Texas and will showcase our flexible workspace design and the future of workspace. Coppell has been our home since Vari first started in 2012, and it is the perfect location for our future growth.”
The tilt-wall building will sit on a 10-acre site with surface parking and feature 120,000 rentable square feet of flexible office space with large exterior balconies that will allow companies and tenants to tailor areas to meet their specific needs. The building will also incorporate an open lobby concept with large, open staircases and touch-free building applications. Building amenities include a fitness facility and grab-and-go food services.
BOKA Powell designed the core, shell and site. Corgan designed the building’s interiors.
“As part of a four-year journey with Vari to create a “proof of concept” for the idea of “building-as-service,” BOKA Powell is honored to be the architect for the new VariSpace Coppell project,” said Andrew Bennett, Design Principal at BOKA Powell. “The architecture of the new building represents that “disruptor” attitude by taking a simple efficient building box and stretching in two directions. Simple moves, yet identifiable as a brand – a purpose-built building for a company with a purpose.”
“VariSpace Coppell continues the evolution of the workplace as a service,” said Lindsay Wilson, President of Corgan. “This project turns the physical space into an amenity itself, arriving precisely at a moment where the adaptability of the workplace is being redefined. It’s hard to describe the environment the Vari team creates for collaboration and curiosity on their projects. It is a true partnership with everyone involved.”
Notable projects by AP Gulf States include PGA of America’s new headquarters in Frisco; the Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex in Arlington; several education facilities for the University of Texas and Fort Worth ISD; and Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas. In addition, AP’s Midland-based West Texas office is currently working on Texas Tech’s Health Science Center project and Potter County’s District Courts Building in Amarillo, while the Central Texas office is working with Northside ISD on several projects.