PDR named Workplace Architect For New Sysco Facility in Northwest Houston

Planning Design Research Corporation (PDR), which creates high-performance work environments for companies around the globe, has been named architect for Sysco’s new, shared-services facility in Northwest Houston. 

PDR will be responsible for re-designing the 650,000-square-foot facility into a more productive workplace for Sysco’s shared services group, a function previously housed in multiple Sysco facilities across the U.S. and Canada.  

Workplace architect Stuart Harris of PDR says the new Sysco space was originally designed as a light assembly facility by Texas Instruments in 1979.

“We’ve redeveloped a number of Texas Instruments ‘sister’ properties for various clients, so we’re very familiar with the space–these are great buildings and they make effective, energized work environments,” notes Harris, who will serve as PDR’s principal in charge.  

Harris says the new Sysco facility ultimately will house up to 2,500 employees.  The first 200 workers are expected to move into the space in October.  

Founded in 1977, PDR focuses on corporate architecture, working with Fortune 100 companies around the globe to create high-performance workplace solutions for organizations which  recognize the workplace as a key, strategic asset in promoting the effective integration of talent, process and technology. 

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries.