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ExxonMobil Energy Center in Houston, Texas
ExxonMobil Energy Center in Houston, Texas
Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Canal Place, headquarters for Dominion Energy in Richomond, Virginia

Corporate Headquarters Architecture and Design

Pickard Chilton is internationally recognized for its expertise and sensitivity in the site selection, master planning, and design of corporate headquarters and campuses for a wide variety of prestigious clients. Since 2008, Pickard Chilton has designed corporate build-to-suits with a construction value of more than US$5 billion. In their careers spanning over four decades, the studio’s principals have designed, built, or have under construction more than 30 corporate headquarters and campuses.

Fortune 500 Clients

We offer deep experience in the design of contemporary and sustainable work environments. Metrics gathered from our completed designs substantiate net gains in employee recruitment, engagement, and retention. Consistent and often dramatic results reveal the positive impact of these new facilities and how they exceed the high expectations of our clients in terms of their ability to positively engage employees and support innovation.

Pickard Chilton has collaborated in the design of some of the most dynamic, innovative, and collaborative workspaces nationwide. These next-generation workspaces offer more free-flowing environments that blur the line between work and private life. Professionals are increasingly working remotely, and the new workplace has become a place for collegial collaboration, face-to-face encounters, knowledge sharing, and team building. Today’s workers have greater expectations from their employers and more so from their work environments. New workplace models often provide innovative and collaborative design attributes as well as a variety of lifestyle amenities, including:

  • greater access to daylight and natural ventilation
  • personal comfort controls
  • pleasant views
  • exterior green space
  • wellness centers
  • common dining areas
  • water features
  • natural materials and finishes
  • more conference and huddle rooms
  • direct access to public transit
  • on-site parking for both vehicles and bicycles
  • proximity to residential units

Related Work

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The Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons create a high-performance urban campus that engages employees and the city of Milwaukee.

The glass lighted exterior design of the ExxonMobil Energy Center located in Houston, Texas projecting its reflection.

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As the first speculative office building in Oklahoma City in 30 years, BOK Park Plaza will provide unrivaled premium Class-A office space for the city’s vital business sector.

The exterior view of Eaton House located in Dublin, Ireland, designed with 1970 building’s concrete frame.

Located in Dublin’s historic D4 district, Eaton House serves as Eaton’s new global headquarters respectfully designed in the context of the early 19th- century Georgian neighborhood.


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