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ExxonMobil Energy Center in Houston, Texas
The Devon Auditorium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
BHP Headquarters in Houston, Texas

Visionary Design

All aspects of Pickard Chilton’s work are animated by the belief in the transformative power of research-driven design to deliver high-performance buildings that create measurable value for our clients, produce an engaging and productive environment, and build better communities. Research is an integral part of our design process, and the firm invests in explorations that significantly expand our ability to serve the needs of our clients.

From cutting-edge technology to new and innovative structural materials, state-of-the-art visualizations, and high-performance enclosures, Pickard Chilton’s studio-wide research effort proactively seeks to strengthen competencies, broaden the studio’s portfolio, and increase the firm’s thought leadership. These explorations have consistently allowed us to efficiently deliver architecture of exceptional value, resilience, and performance.

To best inform how we serve our client’s immediate needs, we leverage the knowledge, interests, and creativity of the entire studio. We also weigh these decisions on how they may impact their buildings as well as their organizations in the years ahead. Our creative solutions are often anticipatory and inherently flexible to allow for unknown future technologies and materials, as well as the repurposing of these spaces for next-generation uses.

Related Work

Design proposal for 35,000m2 next generation workplace in Amsterdam that incorporates an innovative three volume design.

The Next Generation Workplace incorporates three volumes arranged in a triad and lifted off the ground to create an open, permeable, and inviting ground plane accessible to the public.

The concept design for a Mega-Skyport, Uber’s next generation aviation transport system with six landing pads.

Pickard Chilton and ARUP collaborated on the concept design for a Mega-Skyport – Uber’s vision for a next-generation urban aviation transport system.

Design proposal for the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters Building Extension.

The W.H.O. Headquarters Building Extension enhances the campus with its linear form, parallel siting and expressive structure. 

The iconic jewel of the campus, the Energy Center is designed to embody the company's commitment to leading technology and engineering while showcasing its heritage, people and leadership.

The award-winning submission integrates new thinking about the workplace, sustainability, building systems and modularity to accommodate a limitless range of building program types and scale.

900 New York Avenue NW has been designed to redefine office building standards for 21st century Washington, DC. Rich natural materials clad the building and grace the interior.

Design proposal for The Iskandar Development Region in South Johor, Malaysia, comprising state-of-the-art office space.

To create an internationally recognizable identity for the region, Iskandar Investment Berhad commissioned Pickard Chilton to design a world-class iconic project.

Kingdom Tower is the landmark centerpiece of Kingdom City, one of the largest and most comprehensive real estate developments to be built in Saudi Arabia.

Design proposal for Dubai’s prestigious waterfront precinct, The Atrium with glass facades for light-filled interiors.

The luxurious residences of The Atrium are designed for Dubai’s prestigious waterfront precinct.

The Office of Emergency Preparedness envisioned ER One to be the nation’s first medical facility designed to cope with the results of large-scale catastrophes, including acts of biological or chemical terrorism.

We are passionate about our clients, our work, and the positive impact of every building we design. If you have a difficult design challenge, contact us to create a solution that realizes your vision.