By Willy Stewart, PE, CEO
After months of planning, packing and unpacking, our Raleigh headquarters is officially moved into The Dillon, a Kane Realty property and the first mixed-use development of its kind in the downtown’s rapidly expanding, vibrant Warehouse District.
Just as we dare to think big with the types of services we offer and how we collaborate across disciplines to design and plan creative solutions for our clients, we bring that same energy toward our commitment to investing in Raleigh. We are willing to bet big on the next areas of growth, and our move to The Dillon matches who we are, right down to our entrepreneurial, forward-thinking, and pioneering culture.
Our previous offices in City Plaza, which we called home for the past 11 years, were also a bold choice when we first moved in. The city was working on changing Fayetteville Street from the walking mall to what it is today. Downtown was not the vibrant area it is today – in fact, City Plaza wasn’t even planned.
Now that City Plaza and Fayetteville Street are thriving, we’re ready to bet big on the next growth area of Raleigh with The Dillon.
Ideas + Hard Work
It is no coincidence that the rehabilitation of the Warehouse District and The Dillon itself moved forward from simply, ideas. A lot of hard work went into the area – including work by our team. When we committed to move into The Dillion, this space was an historic old building. What was once the Dillon Supply Co. Warehouse is now The Dillon.
Not only are we tenants of The Dillon, but we also played numerous key roles in the design and planning of the building – including our Planning & Design, Structural Engineering, Geotechnical & Construction Services and Geomatics practices.
With many practices under one Stewart, we can focus on integrated solutions to our clients’ challenges and produce results that, in this case, assume a monumental presence in the skyline of the city we call home.
A Space Fit for Stewart
Our new office space, designed by Gensler, promotes our open, interdisciplinary culture with areas for collaboration, discussion, and team rooms. Offices are moved away from the windows for the entire office to enjoy plenty of natural lighting.
CBI Raleigh provided our office solutions, from furniture to moveable walls, allowing flexible conference space to fit the size and format of any meeting.
By walking through the office, visitors will learn about Stewart. From the minute you step off the elevator, you’ll see the floor painted in a black and white map of the city that comes up onto a metal laser-cut map on the wall, featuring the values that we live by every day. As you walk, you’ll notice stories about our past and our present and end with projections into our future.
It is with great pride that we open the doors to this next era of Stewart – and the city we call home.