Slalom doubles down on Dallas office space

29 March 2022 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Slalom, a global management and technology consulting firm, has moved into a larger, collaboration-focused office space in Dallas.

With many knowledge sector firms downsizing their commercial office space, Slalom has decided to nearly double its office space in Dallas.

When the Seattle-headquartered firm’s office lease in Dallas ended amid the pandemic, it opted to bank some cash and not have an office location for 10 months. Now Slalom is coming back bigger with a 14,973-square-foot office in the Lincoln Centre in the North Dallas area.

Though technology firms are skewing to remote models, client-facing professional services firms are somewhat more anxious to corral employees back into the office. Most have publicized hybrid models, but how much flexibility that actually entails is variable depending on the firm, though presumably managers would prefer to have their consultants at client sites. This would be especially true for consultancies emphasizing a local client service model, such as Slalom.

Slalom doubles down on Dallas office space

The return-to-office, however, presents a potential HR problem for an industry desperately trying to attract and retain digital talent, many of whom might ditch on-site employers for more flexible suitors – either within or without the consulting industry.

Slalom aims to win over talent with top-rate amenities and modern spaces. The firm’s internal design team, Slalom Spaces, created a park-like, collaborative office with moveable walls, sit-and-stand workstations, and a health and wellness room. Every meeting room is outfitted for teleconferencing, with webcams and Microsoft Teams integrated. The office also has a large flex space with whiteboards and rollable soft furnishings.

The recently renovated Lincoln Centre boasts multiple restaurants, a hotel, coffee bar, outdoor park, and state-of-the-art fitness center.

“Our old lease ended during the pandemic, and we didn’t have an office for about 10 months,” John Hill, GM of Slalom’s Dallas office, told the Dallas Business Journal. “Now that we have this collaborative office space, we’re able to come back together. That will be beneficial for us as we recruit and retain our employees.”

Slalom has 12,000 employees globally and $2.8 billion in annual revenues. The firm was the number one ranked professional services company in Forbes’ 2022 list of America’s Best Large Employers.