Project Description

Minute Maid Headquarters

The assignment
When Minute Maid relocated its corporate headquarters, they asked us to transform five floors of never-before-occupied space into a new flagship office. When complete, the space needed to be flexible and multifunctional to support a dynamic, growing business, and aesthetically resonate with the energy of this beloved juice brand.

The buildout included 120 offices, 17 conference rooms, 8 refreshment bars, 7 team rooms, 3 quiet rooms, a tasting room, a product display museum, a photography studio, and support spaces.

The curve ball
When Minute Maid acquired naming rights to the Houston Astros’ home field, they had an actual size replica of the entrance created, which they proudly displayed in their office. When it came time to bring it to their new home, it just didn’t fit, and not bringing it was not an option. The Leapley crew raised the ceiling in the reception area to accomplish the installation.

The biggest challenge
We had 16 weeks to make the space move-in-ready.

Highlights

  • The lobby features a custom marble and millwork desk, cut-in wall elements with graphics of lemons and limes lit by orange, green, and yellow lights, a history wall, a merchandised beverage area, and a café rotunda with recessed lighting.
  • You feel “juice” everywhere – bright graphics, rounded walls, unique lighting, and lots of white.
  • Terrazzo flooring was designed so that geometric angles align with furniture and partition layouts.
  • Meeting rooms can be configured with Skyfold retractable partitions and Dorma sliding glass doors.

Project Type:
Corporate Interior

Size:
120,000 SF; 5 Floors

Location:
Houston, TX

Real Estate:
First generation Class A Office

Style:
Modern, branded

Architect/Designer:
Gensler