35 Years of Designing Community

Toyota Plant Lobby Renovation

 

San Antonio TX

2016

Interior Renovation

Full Architectural Services 

Photos By Fisher Heck

The Toyota Texas Motor Manufacturing Plant is a huge tourist attraction within the city of San Antonio, attracting visitors and locals to tour the plant and witness their manufacturing process of the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra trucks. For many years, the lobby to the plant had been largely neglected from an interior design standpoint, and overall just lacked that great first impression a lobby is supposed to invoke. Toyota commissioned Fisher Heck to not only overhaul the interior design for the lobby, but also the plant's Executive Board Rooms and VIP Room. We addressed wall colors, furniture, window treatments, flooring, artwork and lighting. Throughout each space, we used Toyota's corporate red color as an accent in strategic locations to help organize and define different areas of each space. One of the major features of the of lobby is a deconstructed display of various truck panels that are hung from the ceiling down the center of the space. Other features include a custom Japanese-inspired screen wall in the VIP Room, a custom designed reception desk with a massive hand-made sign above, constructed entirely of stained plywood and galvanized nails.