Pioneer Natural Resources

Midland, Texas

Pioneer Natural Resources, a large, independent oil and gas exploration and production company, contracted Ziegler Cooper Architects in early 2012 to design a new 6 story, 272,000 square foot office building is located in Midland, Texas and occupies a 41,600 square foot footprint.

The amenity-rich workplace is aimed to increase employee retention and quality of life. A large dining hall on the first floor looks onto a landscaped garden and covered porch through an expanse of floor-to-ceiling glass. A large conferencing center and a training room for 50 are located on the first floor for easy access for visitors and employees. Large private offices on the upper floors punctuated by special open break areas and conference rooms provide the space and privacy desired by the highly specialized employee base. A state-of-the-art fitness center and locker rooms are housed in the basement.

The building seeks LEED Certification, with special attention given to sustainable water use practices, in a region where water scarcity is the norm. A high-performance envelope increases energy efficiency, while recycled and regional materials reduce the carbon footprint.