It was a pleasure working alongside Perkins&Will to create a new headquarters for Waste Management in Houston, Texas, a facility designed with a blend of originality and ingenuity in mind. This award-winning project involved the fabrication and installation of brand elements across a total of 8 floors. Wood veneer screens were used in the elevator lobbies, along with glass-on graphics that followed the angle of the WM logo. Banquette café seating was designed with graphic wood veneer triangles. The refreshment areas were designed with a recycling emphasis in mind. Here you can find recycled aluminum and rubber tile walls, repurposed, brand-colored bottles, in addition to recycled plastic drink containers.
A prominent feature of the space is a 16 by 128-foot living green wall that spans the stairwell walls on all eight floors. An aluminum screen, powder-coated with a Waste Management brand aesthetic, encloses the vegetation.
The reception floor contains wood veneer panels set at brand-specific angles, to create a tunnel that helps tell the Waste Management story through an immersive experience. Xibitz was instrumental in creating the Peter Built cab and a screen enclosing an autonomous simulation of a landfill loader. In celebration of the Phoenix Open, the WM logo was showcased out of golf balls. Adjacently, you can find a rug in the shape of a golf green, with pedestals and inset screens to further portray the story of WM’s relationship with the Phoenix Open.