Employee-Centric, Corporate Facility Under Construction for Pioneer Natural Resources
Ziegler Cooper Architects is pleased to announce that construction is underway for a regional corporate facility for Pioneer Natural Resources; a large, independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The new 6 story, 272,000 square foot office building is located in Midland, Texas and occupies a 41,600 square foot footprint.
“This project is the first large office building to be built in Midland since the last oil boom of the 1980’s. The Midland market is the epicenter of the current oil shales drilling boom and Ziegler Cooper is proud to be working with one of the most successful companies in the industry” says Kurt Hull, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Principal at Ziegler Cooper.
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.