Staffelbach Completes Collaboration with World Affairs Council

Dallas, TX, August 22, 2010 --( National interior architecture and design firm, Staffelbach, has completed 7,800 square foot of office space for the Dallas / Fort Worth World Affairs Council. Staffelbach assisted in every facet of project development from the selection of the new location to the build out, design and furniture coordination.

“This project was an opportunity for us to assist an organization that assists so many others,” said Jo Heinz, Staffelbach president and CEO. “For us to be a part of every aspect of their decision in finding a new home for their work was a delight. We felt we were a part of their family.”

Working closely with the Council, Staffelbach established budget pricing for the entire project which included construction, furniture and signage. It was within that agreed-upon scope that Staffelbach was able to coordinate with contractors and vendors to create cost-effective alternatives. A great amount of thought was put into the green-initiatives of the project, as well. The environmental sustainability of the project was encouraged by being able to reuse approximately 25% of the building’s existing products.

Staffelbach’s expertise, and continuous study of the way design positively affects workers occupying a space, provided increased work space flexibility while encouraging collaboration among the members. The Council moved into their new home, located on the 42nd floor of Republic Tower, in May where they are now able to host events in-house – a task previously impossible to execute.

About World Affairs Council
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is an organization that brings international awareness and cross-cultural understanding to the North Texas community and presents distinguished international figures for in-depth interpretations of global events. The Council presents over 100 programs annually, primarily focusing on the international aspects of business, politics, culture and foreign policy. With the goal of connecting North Texas with the world, the Council has been educating Metroplex citizens on global affairs since 1951. Today, it serves as a gateway to the world for the region, offering a range of programs and events for the public and its more than 3,000 members. The Council takes education directly into North Texas schools through its International Education Program. Additionally, it coordinates visits to North Texas of delegations and leaders from around the world through the International Visitor Program and the City of Dallas Office of Protocol.

About Staffelbach
Staffelbach is an internationally-recognized group of interior architects, designers, facilities planners and support staff with an over 40-year history of creating and transforming interior spaces for an ever-expanding roster of clients. Based in Dallas, Texas, Staffelbach is a national company with core businesses that include a design and architectural studio, a corporate services / facilities planning group as well as a rebranding and tenant development specialty. A certified Women’s Business Enterprise, Staffelbach is licensed to practice architecture in all 48 contiguous United States. More information at

Stephanie Hastings