Images of ExxonMobil’s 2014 Houston-Area Campus
An article in Fuel Fix, an online source for energy business news, features a video from ExxonMobil with artists’ renderings of its future campus, also known as "project delta", which is currently under construction in Spring, Texas, just north of Houston. In the video, Mike Brown, project executive for the US Real Estate Strategy Study, talks about the design of the campus. The desire was to create a pleasant place to work which feels like a community, or a college campus with an “urban vibe”, yet also feels close to nature since it is set in a heavily wooded area. The facility will be a “pedestrian friendly” campus with “opportunities for people to come across each other by foot” as they move between conference rooms, training rooms, office space, a fitness center, a child-care center and dining facilities.
The project is a joint venture of general contractors Gilbane Building Company and D. E. Harvey Builders. The architecture firm is Gensler.
Houston Chronicle columnist Loren Steffy, who posted the blog on Fuel Fix, quipped:
“Note the aerial shots at the beginning are completely devoid of all surrounding development, including The Woodlands and I-45. Perhaps Exxon’s plans to reshape north Houston are more extensive than it’s letting on.”
Watch the YouTube video and you will see what he means.
Editor’s note: Since this article was originally published, the video has been taken off-line and is no longer available for public viewing on YouTube.