Corporate Campuses, Energy
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Building 12

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is one of the largest producers of oil and natural gas in the United States. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company’s operations are focused on using unconventional methods to discover and develop its large and geographically diverse resource base of onshore natural gas and oil assets in the U.S., making it a leader in the movement to reduce U.S. dependency on foreign energy. Often included in Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Chesapeake has deployed a three-tiered approach to fostering development, which includes serving as an economic catalyst through job creation and investment; building strong relationships and open lines of communication to address community concerns; and contributing to the community through its giving programs, scholarships and volunteering.

From its modest beginning with a single 6,000-square-foot office building in 1989, Chesapeake has built one of the premier corporate working environments in the United States. Its well-designed, beautifully landscaped 120-acre campus features 2.2 million square feet of office space that has been developed using a modern interpretation of Georgian-style architecture reminiscent of the 1700s and 1800s in the Chesapeake Bay region. The campus features state-of-the-art resources such as an on-site Reservoir Technology Center and rock lab, 3-D visualization room and two theater-style presentation facilities. In addition, employees enjoy world-class amenities like five on-site restaurants, serving serve a variety of gourmet cuisine; a 72,000-square-foot fitness facility; a health clinic; pharmacy and a 63,000-square-foot child development center.​​​​

Offering a unique blend of visual architecture and multi-use functionality, Building #12 blends seamlessly amidst the Chesapeake campus and provides a diverse gathering space for employees and guests. Built on a curvature following the natural bend of a creek that runs through the campus, Building #12 is a four-story structure with two floors above and two below grade. This 44,000 square foot facility includes a kitchen and restaurant for breakfast, lunch and catering for company events. Also included are multiple board rooms, a 144-seat banquet room and a 243-seat, stadium-style multimedia room.

Smith & Pickel Construction is proud to have served and continue to be relied upon as Chesapeake’s preferred general contractor.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

44,000 square feet

Elliott + Associates Architects

Other campus projects for Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Other projects for Chesapeake Energy Corporation

  • Accounting – Building #2
  • Land – Building #3
  • Land Building Basement Remodel
  • Health Club
  • Vehicular Bridge #1
  • Geoscience – Building #4
  • Building #5
  • East Parking Lots
  • Building #6
  • Restaurant Expansion
  • West Parking Lot
  • Street Lighting
  • Recreational Field
  • Health Club Locker Expansion
  • Northeast Parking Lot
  • Building #7
  • Western Avenue Middle Approach
  • Administrative Services Entry
  • Health Club First Floor Expansion
  • Restaurant Expansion (Phase II)
  • Museum
  • Health Club Expansion (Phase II)
  • Parking Garage #1
  • Building #8
  • Geoscience Core Lab
  • Building #10
  • Vehicular Bridge #2
  • Building #9
  • Parking Garage #2
  • Building #11
  • Building #12
  • Building #13
  • Central Park Parking Garage
  • Childcare Center
  • Building #14
  • Building #15
  • RTC – Building #16
  • Building #1
  • Central Plant
  • Temporary RTC Lab
  • Core Lab Dust Collector
  • Chilled Water Loop
  • East Campus Retaining Wall
  • East Campus Utilities/Roads
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Parking Garage #2/ Childcare Walkway
  • Parking Garage #4
  • North Creek Development
  • North Pavilion
  • Storm Damage Repairs 2012
  • Francis Pocket Park
  • Block 114
  • Basin Pocket Park
  • East Campus Development
  • Operations Center Remodel
  • 6100 Remodel

Variety Care
Lafayette Facility

Variety Care is a community health center that provides a broad range of primary and preventative health care services at affordable rates in an effort to improve the health of individuals that do not have ready access to health care. The non-profit organization offers access to services to all individuals, regardless of age, medical history, immigration status or insurance coverage.

The negotiated Lafeyette Facility project included a renovation and building expansion in an area of great need. Completed in June 2012, the facility now houses a pediatric dental clinic, on-site behavior health facilities, exam rooms, community space, patient waiting area and an administration space. In 2013, Variety Care served more than 62,000 patients, including those seen at the updated Lafeyette facility.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

33,159 square feet

Field Offices
Performance Technologies
Office building, truck maintenance facility, storage building & pump testing facility

Performance Technologies provides pressure pumping services for natural gas and oil well stimulation to improve well productivity, optimize production, increase asset value and safeguard well integrity. The company focuses on treatments specific to new and developing unconventional fields. With the use of advanced data management systems and skilled operations, Performance Technologies prides itself on performing complex operations with unparalleled precision, exceeding industry safety and performance standards.

Smith & Pickel was selected to team-up with Performance Technologies and Elliot + Associates Architects when the company was seeking new facilities for its headquarters in El Reno, Oklahoma. New buildings include a full-service truck maintenance facility and operations shop.

El Reno, Oklahoma

21,240 square foot office building
47,300 square foot full-service truck maintenance facility
8,000 square foot storage building
2,911 square foot pump testing facility

Elliott + Associates

Other Field Office Facilities:

  • Kirkpatrick Oil Company
    • Hennessey Field Office
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation – Oklahoma
    • Compass Wash Building
    • Elk City Field Office
    • Waynoka Field Office
    • El Reno GPORC Field Office
    • El Reno Nomac Field Office
    • Kingfisher Storage Building
    • Hinton Midcon Field Office
    • Mullins Saltwater Disposal Office
    • Waynoka Nomac Field Office
    • Mayfield Bluestem Field Office
    • Elk City Field Office Addition
    • El Reno GPORC Pipewash Facility
    • Hinton Midcon Dyno Building
    • El Reno GPORC Mezzanine Addition
    • Waynoka Midcon Field Office
    • Clinton Midstream Remodel
    • Bronco Gravel Yard
    • Weatherford Shop
    • Weatherford Area Gates
    • Waynoka COI Office Addition
    • El Reno PTL Facility
    • El Reno GPORC Interior Remodel
    • El Reno PTL Storm Damage – 2013
    • El Reno GPORC Storm Damage – 2013
    • El Reno PTL Testing Facility
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation – Arkansas
    • Searcy Midcon Field Office
    • Searcy COI Office Addition
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation – Texas
    • Fort Worth Office
    • Cleburne Field Office – Phase I
    • Cleburne GPORC Field Office
    • Cleburn Nomac Storage Facility
    • Marshall Nomac Field Office – Phase II
    • Cleburne Midcon Field Office
    • Zapata Midcon
    • Cleburne CEMI Field Office
    • Marshall Nomac Field Office – Phase II
    • ARC Park Campus
    • Alvarado Hodges Trucking
    • Marshall Nomac Yard Extension
    • Marshall Hodges Trucking
    • Marshall GPORC Field Office
    • Marshall Master Site Plan
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation – Louisiana
    • Sligo Field Office
    • CEMI Patterson

Senior Living
Copper Lake Estates Assisted Living Center

Copper Lake Estates offers independent living and assisted living options to suit its residents’ lifestyles, housed on 32 acres of serene, park-like scenery nestled around a lake. Copper Lake sought to expand their existing structure in order to serve more residents.

When Smith & Pickel was awarded the negotiated project, the goal was to take maximum advantage of the picturesque views out to the beautiful lake. The one-story wood frame center is now designed to house 48 residents in one- and two-bedroom units, with all rooms being ADA compliant. The center has two entries, one walk-up and the other a protected drive through, and both were designed to serve as front doors, welcoming residents and visitors alike into the comfortable lobby and living room.

Natural light streams through large arched clerestory lobby windows above onto the cozy sitting areas below.  A two-sided fireplace serves as a focal point in the central living area. Beyond there is an elegant full dining area for residents served by a warming kitchen, while the full kitchen next door performs the bulk of the cooking. A private dining area, chapel and activity room are among the center’s other amenities.

Edmond, Oklahoma

Architectural Design Group