Devon Energy Headquarters

  • Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Completion Date
    2012
  • Size
    2.25 acres
  • Team
    Design Architect: Pickard Chilton
    Architect of Record: Kendall/Heaton Associates
    Civil Engineer: Smith Roberts Baldischwiler
    Structural Engineer: Thornton Thomasetti
    MEP Engineer: Cosentini Associates
    Lighting Designer: Quentin Thomas Associates
    Irrigation Designer: Murase Associates
    Water Feature Designer: Fluidity Design Consultants
    Other: Gensler, HMA Consulting
  • Awards
    • 2015: Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence Winner
  • Photography
    Marion Brenner, Simon Hurst, Devon Energy Corporation

About

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.

Devon committed to a redesign of 50 blocks of streets and parks surrounding its new location, which instantly created a vibrant and connected public realm.

The street edge and the building courtyards are intentionally woven together with the same planting and hardscape material language, promoting openness and access.

Devon Energy Headquarters in the Lab

Devon Energy Headquarters

Devon Energy Headquarters

  • PLANTING
  • WATER
  • CARBON, ENERGY + AIR

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new trees planted on site, including honey locust, shummard oak, and lacebark elms

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of water potentially intercepted by the trees, which is equivalent to the water usage for 1,040 American residents in one day

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of annual carbon sequestration, offsetting 3 cars per year

PLANTING

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new trees planted on site, including honey locust, shummard oak, and lacebark elms

WATER

0gal

of water potentially intercepted by the trees, which is equivalent to the water usage for 1,040 American residents in one day

CARBON, ENERGY + AIR

0lbs

of annual carbon sequestration, offsetting 3 cars per year