Office Space




Office Space was released into theaters on February 19th, 1999. Filming locations include Austin and Dallas, Tx. It was written and directed by Mike Judge, who's also responsible for creating the animated shows Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill. The soundtrack features a variety of music genres that include classical, country, mambo, rap and rock. The films first DVD release was on August 31st, 1999.


Opening - Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy. (Welch Rd. overpass) Dallas, Tx. 75244

This shot is of the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, looking east. The tall building on the left side of the freeway is the Three Galleria Tower. This is one of two scenes that I know of which were filmed in the Dallas area, all the rest were in Austin.


2019


Peter drives to work - Braker Ln. Austin, Tx. 78759 (between Domain Dr. and Burnet Rd.)

Not shot on a freeway, but a high traffic three lane road. In 2017 the Domain Tower was built in the general area of filming, but the McDonald's sign can still be seen in the distance today. The building seen across the street as Peter first switches lanes is the Bureau of Economic Geology.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2019.



Initec - 4120 Freidrich Ln. Austin, Tx. 78744

With one of the exceptions being the scene where Peter knocks down his cubicle walls for an outside view, this location was primarily just used for the exterior shots of Initec. The building occupant at the time of my visit was DunAn Microstaq Inc, who moved into the building in 2013. Also, the drainage ditch that Bob, Michael, Peter and Samir walk across on their way back from lunch is just southwest of the building.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2019.



Morningwood Apartments entrance - 11511 Metric Blvd. Austin, Tx. 78758
(The Trails of Walnut Creek)

The apartments were built in 1984. 


2019


Lawrence and Peter's apartments - 10610 Morado Circle Austin, Tx. 78759
(Great Hills apartments)

The apartments were built in 1986. I'm speculating the reason these were chosen for the actual apartments is because of the way the doors are so close to one another, making it easier for the audience to imagine the walls being so thin, therefore giving the impression that Lawrence and Peter could basically hear everything that's said or done in the other's apartment.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2019.



Hypnotherapy - 1010 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Austin, Tx. 78701

The building occupant at the time of my visit was Walter Southwest Co, who has occupied the building since 1996.


2019


Chotchkie's (exterior) - 9739 Great Hills Trail Austin, Tx. 78759

The building was constructed in 1985. At the time of my visit, it was a Chase Bank branch. The tall protruding building in the background is an AT&T Labs Research Institute.


2019


Chotchkie's (interior) - 3003 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, Tx. 78704

At the time of my visit, it was Baker St. Pub & Grill. When I stopped by, I also grabbed a bite to eat and I recommend it to anyone looking for good food, friendly service and a cool European atmosphere. The interior has been remodeled so not too much is recognizable from the film.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2019.



Tom's house - 1603 Glen Rose Chase Pflugerville, Tx. 78660

The house was built just a few years prior to filming. The water tower seen from the backyard was there prior to the neighborhood being constructed. The owner of the house during my visit was a nervous little guy who didn't seem to like the idea of Office Space fans visiting his house, so don't expect too much hospitality if you visit this location. There was even a "No Loitering" sign on the front porch.


All "Now" pictures taken in 2019.



Peter drops off Joanna - Gold Wing Dr. Austin, Tx. 78758

This is the first street you'll come to after the entrance to the Morningwood Apartments if you're traveling northbound.


2019

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