The new Toyota Motor North American Headquarters brings together 19 different corporate functions on one 100-acre campus. The new LEED Platinum campus in Plano, Texas will house over 4,000 employees, including new hires and relocated workers from the Torrance, Calif., campus.
The new campus uses a layout that is 50% open and collaborative with numerous indoor and outdoor places to work. The amenity loop includes a conference center, fitness center, healthcare, retail, and dining. The amenity loop is connected to the shared campus via a central courtyard. The surrounding landscaping reflects the native habitat and incorporates drought resistant plants.
To help improve employee health and wellbeing, the Corgan-designed campus was created so over 90% of people-occupied office spaces offer views directly to the outdoors. Additionally, there is an 82% natural daylight penetration inside the building.
On the sustainability front, the new HQ includes one of the largest corporate solar power systems in the United States. Over 20,000 solar panels generate 9 megawatts of electricity for the campus. Any electricity not generated from the solar panels will be purchased from Texas wind farms to achieve a 100% renewable energy campus. An advanced multi-array 400,000-gallon rainwater collection system has also been incorporated into the campus.
Construction at the campus included the pouring of more than 142,500 yards of concrete, installation of more than 12 acres of glass, and enough Texas limestone to equal the weight of 340 Toyota Tundra 1794 Edition trucks.
The new headquarters celebrated its grand opening roughly three years after Toyota originally announced plans to move the North American HQ to Plano.