Devon Energy Center located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma achieves LEED Gold Certification. MG McGrath fabricated and installed 60,000 square feet of 1/8 inch aluminum plates in Duranar Sunstorm Arcadia Silver to the exterior of the building along with fabricating and installing 20,000 square feet of custom mill colored aluminum panels to the interior of the project.
Soaring 50 stories over the low-rise downtown of Oklahoma City, the gleaming Devon Energy Center has become a reference point and a thing of wonder in this redeveloping prairie town. The glass-and-steel headquarters, designed by New Haven–based architects Pickard Chilton, is emblematic of what might be called Oklahoma City’s renaissance. -GreenSource
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Devon also required an auditorium, so the design team created a freestanding building with a 300-seat theater clad in embossed stainless steel. It not only anchors the western edge of the property and renders the garden a protected space, but it declares its role as a community resource, available for public use. -GreenSource
The project recently achieved LEED Gold certification with—somewhat ironically—very few points achieved in the energy category (a natural outcome of how difficult it is to make an energy-efficient glass facade). Instead, the team focused on the water-conservation and indoor-environment credits. Gensler (which did the interiors) designed the glass office partitions that—along with floor-to-ceiling low-E glass panes and the inset corners—carry abundant daylight deep into the building. About 80 percent of regularly occupied spaces have access to views of the outdoors. These features (that, among others, include improved thermal comfort) are expected to increase occupant satisfaction and improve worker productivity. -GreenSource