The Devon Energy tower is an urban office campus in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The company’s focus on publicly accessible gardens expresses a corporate culture that embraces health and wellness. This 2.25-acre space is a simple yet elegant composition of lawn, shade trees, and special water features that act as a foreground for the Podium, Winter Garden and Tower.
A cascading wall of water enhances the entry experience and buffers the park from the activity of the plaza and street. Organized around a living pool teeming with aquatic life, the informal dining terrace overlooks a public green that accommodates 1500-2000 people during special events. Along the north edge of the lawn, rich plantings and a series of overflowing fountain features insulate private courtyards from the activity of the park. At the western edge of the park, an elegant pavilion rises from a skin of water and provides a space for special events as well as the activities of the everyday lunch crowd.