Chesapeake Energy Data Center

Mission Critical
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Data Center

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.​​​​

Completed in November of 2013, the negotiated project of the Chesapeake Energy Data Center is a 22,500 square foot facility that includes a four story IT operations office building and a central mechanical plant. The data center and cooling plant houses and protects the company’s proprietary and critical data, systems and operations. With cast-in-lace concrete walls and roofs, the structure is fortified to withstand wind speed of over 300 miles per hour and also functions as a free-standing storm shelter, able to accommodate up to 5,300 people. Smith & Pickel Construction is proud to have served and continue to be relied upon as Chesapeake’s preferred general contractor.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

22,500 square feet

Elliott + Associates Architects

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