Location:Completed: 2018 Architect: Ambler Architects
EOG Resources Inc. is one of the largest producers of oil in the lower 48 states and has made their mark in the oil and gas industry, to say the least. The success of the company meant an increase in jobs which eventually lead to a need for more office space for their Midland location. In 2013, Bellows completed their three-story, 86,000-sf office building and structured parking garage. The building was designed to be low-maintenance, energy efficient, and was built to serve as a prototype for future EOG developments. Fast-forward five years and Bellows was back for their expansion. Aside from EOG’s thriving success, the driving force for a second building was to bring all of their Midland employees together on one campus. A second building that is essentially a duplicate seems simple enough to build, but the combination of time between construction of the first and second buildings and the challenging location meant a team that was approximately 90% new. The main hurdle was getting the whole team familiar with the design, but after that was accomplished, the project progressed smoothly. Building II is a mirror image of Building I, is connected by an enclosed walkway, and was constructed on the site where the parking garage, now demolished, once stood. It was built to maximize office space and team huddle abilities while Building I contains the conference rooms, cafeteria space, and grand reception area. In addition to Building II, a four-acre, covered parking lot and a Rock Shop / Control Room were built on the same campus.