DHI Telecom nears completion of its new corporate headquarters in Houston, Texas.
According to company officials, the state-of-the-art, 41,000-square-foot building is over 90% complete, with the finishing touches and final team move-in planned for mid-May. The facility is on five acres at 9251 Park South View near the convergence of highways 288, 610, 69, and 45.
“We could have picked anywhere in the world for our headquarters, we decided on Houston for its diverse, educated workforce, and business climate. Houston is home to 25 Fortune 500 companies. We just might be number 26 someday soon,” said Jalal Al-Jaff, CEO of IQSTC.
”We were in a 10,000 sq. ft. building in 2011. I said there is no way we will outgrow this space. Time and progress marched on, and we filled three offices in the Heights in 2018. Now, 100 of our Houston employees can work together under one roof and communicate with colleagues in Afghanistan," Wallace Davis DHI CEO stated.
“The exterior building design is a conventional two-story form, but with a rhythm of large-scale windows and raised masses of glass to enhance the entries. The interiors are designed to promote flexibility. Open work stations surround the central building core. The large windows allow daylight to penetrate to the core, enhancing and uniting the staff’s sense unity," said Jeff Ryan, Principal for Jackson & Ryan Architects.
When complete, there will be duel fiber-optic networks, which will provide business continuity for 24/7 operations in the Global Collaboration Center. The room looks like a modern-day NASA control center, with two digital display screens, 4 ft. 10 in. x 27 ft. wide and 4 ft. 10 in. x 19 ft. wide.
The company employs approximately 300 people worldwide. Outside of Texas, employees and contractors are in the U.K., Africa, Afghanistan, Belgium, Germany, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Romania, and the UAE.