Fireworks Ignite Chevron Midland GroundbreakingContributor: Swinerton Blogger | July 16, 2013
Swinerton’s Scott Tomhave, director of operations for Swinerton Builders Texas, and Kerry Atkinson, Swinerton's Chevron account executive, recently attended the groundbreaking event for the new Chevron Midland Campus. This was a proud day for the City of Midland and a day that many at Chevron have been working toward for a long time. As officials turned the dirt at the groundbreaking, virtual fireworks burst over a projection of what Chevron’s new campus will look like. Midland Mayor Wes Perry said he believes the new campus is the largest such project to be built in Midland in at least 30 years. This first-class campus will eventually house approximately 800 Chevron employees and will add to the booming economy in Midland. This project is a testament to the confidence Chevron has in the oil fields in the Permian Basin.
“Swinerton is pleased to again work and collaborate with Chevron and continue our nearly 100-year relationship,” said Tomhave. “This project is a defining win for continued operations in Texas and showcases our depth of talent, safety record and wide range of services.”
The Chevron Midland Campus, designed by HOK, a leading global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, is located on 25 acres west of the Scharbauer Sports Complex and will consist of two four-story buildings connected by a walkway, a fitness center, a cafeteria, a training facility, mission critical components and a central plant, totaling approximately 340,000 square feet, plus a parking structure for over 700 vehicles. The buildings’ enclosure will be a unitized, high-performance curtainwall system.
Thanks to many environmentally friendly features, such as lights that do not turn on in empty space and more efficient heating and cooling, the project is slated to achieve a LEED® Gold certification. The landscape will feature native prairie grasses, and the building’s wastewater will be recycled for irrigation.
Swinerton’s outstanding safety record, innovative execution plan, and recent successful experience in Midland were all critical aspects in Chevron’s evaluation and selection of the Swinerton team. The project was awarded to and is being managed out of Swinerton’s Austin office. The groundbreaking is a first in many steps for this project. The Swinerton Builders Texas team is excited to be a part of this journey and will work together with Chevron to deliver a finished campus that Midland can be proud of for years to come.