Houston Office Embraces Creative Space

February 16, 2016 by Brad Lingvai

There’s no denying that we strive to differentiate ourselves at BIG RED DOG.  From our marketing to our culture, we work to separate ourselves from the rest of the pack.  It’s this very reason that we embrace a creative office space to house our operation and inspire creativity amongst our staff.

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Since formally entering the Houston market, we’ve had the opportunity to office in Midtown and Downtown before finding our home in the middle of one of Houston’s up and coming arts districts, Summer Street Studios.  This former industrial building has been re-purposed to house architects, graphic designers, artists, and now, BIG RED DOG.  The building dates back to 1927, at which time it was owned by the Cook Paint and Varnish Company.  In 1995, the building was sold to local artist, David Adickes, well known for his larger than life sculptures to include the Beatles, Sam Houston, Charlie Chaplin, and former Presidents.
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Typical of all of the BRD offices, the Houston office has maintained an open concept as well as respected the industrial feel of the overall development. The open office concept promotes collaboration as well as exposes the staff to all aspects of the operation. Small amenities such as a ping pong table provide staff the opportunity to take a break, clear their head, and re-energize themselves throughout the day.
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Synonymous with our culture, BIG RED DOG has always sought office space located in emerging parts of the city that it serves. With just over 4,000 square feet of Houston office space, we have room to grow as we look forward to adding additional engineers, CAD designers, and support staff in 2016.

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For information on how you can be part of this creative work environment, visit our Careers page!

Written by Brad Lingvai

Brad Lingvai

Mr. Lingvai is the Commercial Services Market Leader in the BIG RED DOG Austin office. He is also a co-founder of the firm and has been a leader on hundreds of central Texas projects since the founding of BIG RED DOG in 2009. Austin-area projects of note that have benefited from his expertise include Belterra, Waller Creek, the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport (“Mueller”) redevelopment project, and The Domain shopping center. He has extensive experience with design and coordination of water, wastewater, and drainage studies and systems, water quality and detention ponds, and conceptual layouts of gas, electric, and telecommunication lines. Mr. Lingvai received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the The University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) and is registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.