The Last Word: Deloitte University’s Heidi Soltis-Berner on Huge Campus Expansion in Westlake

“It’s about creating a community that allows for individuals to learn, develop, connect, collaborate, counsel with one another and bring that to life.”

Heidi Soltis-Berner
Managing Director
Deloitte University Expansion & Real Estate Services
.…on the huge campus expansion of the Deloitte University cultural hub in Westlake, via the Dallas Morning News.

Global accounting and consulting giant Deloitte aims to invest at least $300 million in the ongoing expansion of its Deloitte University cultural hub in Westlake, northwest of Dallas. The sprawling center, which opened in 2011, is “where learning meets leadership” for Deloitte employees and guests, offering multiple venues for learning, eating, networking, and well-being.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Deloitte projects that 600,000 additional square feet will be built to complement the 700,000-square-foot Westlake campus, nearly doubling its footprint. The land around the campus has been doubled, too, with Deloitte’s 2021 purchase of 118 additional acres in the area around Circle T Ranch.

“I know how I worked earlier in my career is a little bit different than how I work later in my career,” Soltis-Berner told the DMN’s Anna Butler, speaking of the collaborative learning opportunities offered at Deloitte University, which continue to evolve along with ever-changing conceptions of the office, especially since the pandemic.

The Westlake campus is one of six such facilities that Deloitte operates worldwide, including outposts in Paris, Hyderabad, Mexico City, Singapore, and Toronto.

You can read more about the Westlake expansion in the DMN story.

Deloitte is moving its Dallas office

In January, Deloitte announced plans to move its Dallas office a short hop north from downtown to 23Springs, a new building in Uptown. The company signed a four full-floor lease in the new building, which was designed by Dallas-based GFF.

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