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ExxonMobil Campus in Houston, Texas
The ATCO Campus in Calgary
ExxonMobil Campus in Houston, Texas
Hewlett Packard Enterprises Corporate Campus in Houston, Texas

Campus Design

Sophisticated campus master planning requires a multi-faceted site analysis and a deep understanding of the needs and ambitions of the envisioned community. The campus model provides a human-scaled design that encourages communication, collegiality, and a healthy lifestyle by promoting walking both within the buildings and around the landscape of the site. Pickard Chilton weaves high-performance, sustainable design throughout all aspects of campus buildings and open spaces to further complement the surrounding natural environment.

Pickard Chilton has unparalleled experience master planning and designing corporate campuses for leading Fortune 500 clients, including ExxonMobil, Northwestern Mutual, Devon Energy, Norfolk Southern, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. We understand how architecture can fundamentally support the vision and values of an organization and its unique corporate culture. Our team endeavors to meet the specific architectural goals of a company that will allow it to recruit and retain the top talent in its highly competitive industry.

Pickard Chilton approaches the design of an academic campus by first understanding the culture of the institution it will serve. With a rhythmic balance of inviting courtyards and more intimate verdant spaces, a well-designed campus can be intuitively navigated and engage the pedestrian with unique motifs to discover throughout. Large spaces, both exterior and interior, are designed to foster intra-campus learning, interaction, and socializing. Social hubs with innovative technology define the next-generation classroom, encouraging collaboration and flexibility across campus.

Related Work

ExxonMobil Office Complex is a 385-acre wooded site that brings together 10,000 employees from across a variety of locations in both greater Houston and nationally.

Capturing the industrial heritage of the site, the Forge is designed to emulate the monumental focal point of a steel yard, teeming with energy, ingenuity, and craftsmanship.  The innovative life sciences campus produces a collaborative climate of discovery where individuals feel inspired by the empowering spirit of invention and culture of experimentation. Inspired by its past and eager for its future, the busy and collaborative Forge will be the gathering hearth of the new age research community.

Whether arriving by foot, car, bike, train, water taxi or ride share, every individual at The Forge is welcomed by the communal energy of the ground level urban alleyway. Inviting soft rays of light filter between the tree-like mass timber beams enticing visitors to roam and discover new corners of the dynamic amenity-rich space.  Greenery weaves together a balance of private moments and public throughways, creating a healthy ambiance and connection to nature.

The Forge meets the sky with a cantilevered form reminiscent of an industrial trunnion bridge. The design celebrates the elevated mega floor in the sky, producing an unequalled location for creative office space with remarkable views.

Envisioned as ExxonMobil’s premier research and physical science facility, the laboratory was designed to stimulate innovation and accelerate discovery.

California Green is a proposed phased, campus-style office development, lies within a larger development that includes offices, shops, and a hotel.

The California Resource Agency Headquarters offer commanding views of the river valley and downtown Sacramento.

Barack H. Obama Magnet University school, the three-story brick-clad building New Haven, Connecticut.

The design Barack H. Obama Magnet University School captures daylight and views to create positive learning environments while embracing the landscape to engage students with nature.

ConocoPhillips West Campus integrates new facilities into the existing complex, while enhancing the workplace environment and updating the corporate aesthetic in Houston.

The curvilinear exterior of Newell Rubbermaid’s headquarters reflecting in the two-acre pond at Atlanta, Georgia.

The Newell Rubbermaid headquarters offers numerous amenities and conveniences including a training center, cafeteria, communications center, and a spacious car parking deck.

Design proposal for the Case Library and Center for Information Technology located in Hamilton, New York.

The design for the Case Library wraps the existing facility with new construction and renovates the old interior using best-in-class standards introducing open, light-filled workspaces.

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.