Baker Hughes unveils new HQ in Houston's Energy Corridor
Houston-based Baker Hughes officially opened the doors to its new headquarters in the Energy Corridor last week.
At a celebration held Oct. 23, the energy service company unveiled its new space within Energy Center II at 575 N. Dairy Ashford. The move represents a consolidation of Baker Hughes' various offices in the Houston-area as the company decreases its corporate footprint by about 346,000-square-feet, according to a report from the Houston Chronicle.
It is moving from its former headquarters in North Houston, near IAH. About 1,300 employees will work from the building, according to a statement from Baker Hughes.
“The opening of our new Houston headquarters is an important moment in our strategic transformation as we continue to take energy forward,” Lorenzo Simonelli, Baker Hughes chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “Collaboration will be key to solving for the energy transition. We look forward to collaborating with our colleagues, partners, customers and new neighbors in the Energy Corridor to solve the Energy Trilemma.”
Additionally, the company reported that the new space will aim to help the company reduce costs, cut emissions, create more flexible workspaces and strengthen relationships within the Energy Corridor.
The new HQ includes features such as
- Tech- and food-free quiet zones
- Hybrid experience rooms for enhanced online meetings
- About 25 open collaboration spaces
- About 40 meeting rooms, including hybrid meeting rooms and a creative thinking room
- About 12 community spaces
- Nursing mothers suites
- Prayer and meditation rooms
In other HQ news, ExxonMobil officially changed its headquarters to Houston over the summer. A July 5 filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission showed a significant step toward the HQ move that Exxon originally announced in early 2022.