A playful tech office that nods to the past
from Metropolis Magazine
The James H. Robertson Building in Austin, Texas, has many past lives. Erected in 1893, the structure served as a store and an ’80s nightclub, but was mostly unused through the late 2000s. In August 2018, architecture firm Perkins and Will Austin revivified the three-story building, transforming it into an office for the online retail start-up Spreetail. Despite some challenges presented by structural remnants—including aged plumbing and built-ins from the building’s time as a bar—the narrow redbrick building now stands as a bold workplace that playfully reflects the company’s dynamic culture.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063