BOK Park Plaza at 499 Sheridan
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
A beautiful addition to Downtown Oklahoma City’s skyline, 499 Sheridan is the second building to be constructed on the Devon Corporate Headquarters Campus. Devon Energy is the anchor tenant of this multi-tenant high-rise. The tower is connected to the existing 1.9 million-gross-square-foot Devon Energy Center via a 144-foot skybridge and a 60-foot skybridge connects the 499 tower with the new parking structure.
The architecturally modern Devon Corporate Campus Expansion integrates rich, historical architecture elements on the facade, featuring building components from Oklahoma City’s 1930 thriving main street. The glass skin of the building was designed to complement, but not duplicate, the facade of Devon Energy Center. The lobby has a mix of wood wall coverings that create a similar impression. The passenger elevator shaft is pressurized to eliminate lobby doors on office floors. The 32-story facility provides 700,000-gross-square-feet of corporate office space, as well as two parking structures for Devon Energy employees.
- LEED Gold.
- Design of a new high-efficiency central plant to serve to office tower.
- Development of efficient floor-by-floor air handling and distribution system for optimal occupant comfort and energy efficiency.
- Designed to reduce energy consumption on a cost basis by over 18% compared to ASHRAE 2004.
- Development of tenant design manual guidelines to improve tenant fit-out efficiency in meeting building standards.
- Designed a tenant submetering system to ensure tenant energy efficiency.
- Designed to reduce water consumption by over 40% compared to LEED 2009 water use rates.
- Designed to use less than 90% of the energy for lighting allowed by code.
- On-site chiller plant for all office cooling.
- The design called for enough shielding so that passersby would not see headlights of cars in the garage, and yet, the Owner also wanted a natural ventilation system for the structure. To accommodate this, Alvine collaborated with the architect to ensure the architectural screening was porous enough to meet the mechanical requirements for an open garage.
- Lighting was used to create a lantern on the side of the west parking garage, highlighting a vintage bus sign that was restored after being salvaged from the bus station that formerly occupied the site.
- The exterior of the structure features reclaimed original 1930s art deco facade. That same art deco style was then carried throughout the entire structure.
- All electrical power and branch circuiting for the north garage skybridge is provided by the north garage structure. Many fire protection systems for the skybridge, such as fire sprinklers and fire alarm detection and annunciation devices, also connect from the north garage structure. The team designed the systems in this way to provide the Owner with the ability to separate the buildings later if, in the future, they are parceled off to be operated individually.
Photography credit: Aker Imaging