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The Citizenry / Dallas, Tx

Completed 2019
JM Structural
Schmidt & Stacy
Benge Construction
Custom Desks
Hatch Workshop
Lisa Petrole

The new 6000sf headquarters for artisanal homewares brand The Citizenry is located in the distinctive 400 Record building in downtown Dallas. The clients were seeking a space to accommodate the company’s expansion while reflecting its values of partnership, storytelling, and ethical design. The result was an exercise in elevating standard material systems to create a highly crafted environment on a moderate budget.

The 2x2 acoustic ceiling tiles are modified with unique features such as linear maple light coves and recessed slat ceilings. The wood detailing is continued in bespoke desks and a custom storefront wall, which contains private offices and conference rooms. Programmatically, the work and meeting areas are complimented by a generous cafe-like breakroom that doubles as an ‘all-hands’ gathering space. The company’s textiles and ceramics complete the effort to make a corporate workspace that has a warmth and comfort more akin to a residential project.

The project was featured in AN Interior's Spring 2020 issue.


“Working with Thoughtbarn to develop the concept and to build out our offices was extraordinary, from start to finish. They iterated to find creative solutions, paid painstaking attention to the details, and collaborated with difficult partners thoughtfully. Beyond the process, the result that Thoughtbarn created was beautiful and a perfect fit for our team. We’d do it again in a heartbeat.”  Rachel Bentley - Co Founder, The Citizenry

“Thoughtbarn is the rare combination of exceptional designer, collaborator and partner. They go above and beyond to satisfy the client needs and wishes with consideration to budget and schedule. Working with Lucy, Robert and the team exceeded expectations.”  Sone Cavazos - President, Labora Real Estate Group (Owner's Rep)