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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 Corporate Headquarters Projects Designed

We offer deep experience in the design of contemporary and sustainable work environments for leading Fortune 500 corporate headquarters. 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

The vibrant architectural structure of Norfolk Southern Headquarters in Midtown Atlanta unified by a five-story campus-style hub.

Norfolk Southern Headquarters is a high-performance headquarters located on a three-acre site near Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta.

“These next generation, post-Covid workspaces offer more free-flowing environments that blur the line between work and private life,” says Jon Pickard FAIA, RIBA, the Principal of Pickard Chilton, “With many professionals still working remotely, the new workplace has become a place critical for collegial collaboration, face-to-face encounters, knowledge-sharing and team-building.”

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Overlooking the banks of the James River in downtown Richmond, CoStar Group’s new LEED-NC Platinum anticipated, 750,000 square-foot addition to the existing corporate campus integrates a 26-story office tower and a six-story, multi-functional building. CoStar’s expanded Richmond campus is expected to accommodate more than 3,000 CoStar employees in research, technology, operations, marketing, and sales at full build-out.

Thomas F. Farrell II Building is Dominion Energy’s new office development is located in the heart of downtown Richmond.

The exterior design of Akamai Headquarters located in Cambridge, Massachusetts with glass framed walls.

Akamai Headquarters is a 19-story mixed-use high-performance corporate office tower comprising approximately 482,000 gsf, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

HPE’s new corporate campus consists of two five-story high-performance buildings joined by a glass bridge connector at each level for easy accessibility and connectivity.

Exterior design of the office tower for BHP headquarters in Houston, Texas with adequate greenery on the road.

BHP Headquarters creates a new focal point for the development and defines a fresh southern edge along the complex’s central garden.

The thirty-two storey Northwestern Mutual Headquarters with a panoramic view in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The Northwestern Mutual Headquarters creates a high-performance urban campus that engages employees and the city of Milwaukee, while embodying their long standing values.

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

The 130,000-square-foot ExxonMobil Wellness Center features a three-story glass atrium allowing for views of the campus and the nearby lake.

The exterior view of Amegy Bank’s new headquarters built with curved glass facades, located in Houston, Texas.

The Amegy Bank Headquarters accommodates a 10,000 gsf conference pavilion within a verdant landscaped garden with fifteen levels of offices and an enclosed eight-level parking podium.


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