CGG Breaks Ground on New Office building in Campus Expansion
CGG is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. In 2000, CGG sought to unite disparate corporate functions previously spread throughout Houston, Texas in four separate locations. Ziegler Cooper´s design team created a master plan for the 18.5 acre corporate campus with a 20-30 year forecast for growth. The first phase consisted of two three-story, 162,500 square foot, office buildings and an interconnecting warehouse/shop building. Arranged in a “C” shape, the buildings are clustered around a generous, landscaped courtyard which promotes interaction and enhanced connectivity. Eight years later an additional 91,500 s.f. office building incorporated along with a 5,500 s.f. dining facility.
The newest addition, which recently broke ground, is a 106,992 s.f. office building and four-story, 192,696 s.f. parking garage to connect to the existing campus. A bright and contemporary two-story lobby features floor-to- ceiling windows, limestone floors and walls and soft seating areas offset by inset carpet. A large reception desk is centrally located and branded with LED lit corporate signage.
Typical floors maintain the design and use of demountable walls and raised flooring to allow for optimal planning flexibility. The design and finish selection of the break rooms and restrooms remained true to the original campus to provide for consistency of the CGG cultural aesthetic. The office building addition is set to be completed in Fall 2014 and is striving for LEED Silver certification.