Within 14 months of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of downtown New Orleans and Chevron's Gulf Operations Center, this mission-critical building was designed, built, and delivered.
The headquarters for Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Operations is the first LEED Gold certified project in the state of Louisiana and was Chevron’s first LEED project. The environmentally sustainable principles and practices designed into this facility and its twenty-acre site reflect Chevron’s commitment to the environment and their desire to attract and retain the best and brightest employees who share these values.
The office was organized as a double-winged building connected by a common link. The wings are formed by site-cast concrete tilt-up panels. Windows and articulated spandrels reinforce the horizontal expression of the building. The connecting link is clad in glass, providing expansive views to the surrounding landscape. A cafeteria and wellness center is located adjacent to the south wing, featuring a loggia that protects the users from sun exposure and creating an engaging semi-exterior space.
Other features include a five-story concrete parking garage, a courtyard, a walking/running track, four lakes, and a pavilion for outdoor gatherings.
*Originally designed by Forum Studio