MiddletonRaines+Zapata Moves Headquarters to Energy Corridor in Houston

Houston-based MiddletonRaines+Zapata (FY16 net revenue of $11.2 million) has moved its headquarters down the freeway to Houston’s Energy Corridor, in the 11th floor of Energy Tower IV.

The 26,417-square-foot space was secured by MRZ in October 2016. MRZ chose architectural firm PDR to help create a space reflective of MRZ’s unique culture, one that facilitates collaboration and innovation, the firm announced. The new space includes what is called the “MRZ Social Club,” a space comprised of two games rooms, a kitchen and a coffee bar.

The space includes open-door offices and open-concept workspaces that face the large windows, as well as focus rooms, collaboration spaces and convertible standing desks.

Of the development process, PDR’s Heather Wright says, “Working for MRZ was so unbelievably amazing. MRZ was engaged throughout the entire process and truly cared about how their unique culture would set the tone for the new workplace. PDR led discovery sessions with partners and employees, which allowed MRZ to clearly define how their workplace could be a strategic tool for the evolution of the firm.”

MRZ recognized that building a technology-designed workspace was important in recruiting the next generation workforce, energizing the existing employee base and increasing productivity. IT group Netrix helped create wireless content sharing, video conferencing, Wi-Fi capacity and scalability of systems.

The move was prompted by double-digit organic growth over the last several years and double the number of staff.

“The new space will augment our vibrant work culture and offer a unique client and employee experience,” says founding partner James Zapata.

MRZ has three Texas offices in Houston, Spring and Austin, with a satellite office in South Carolina.