By bringing many global functional groups together, the campus will provide employees with the tools and capabilities needed today, and in the future, to achieve business objectives and accelerate the discovery of new resources, technologies and products. It will foster improved collaboration, creativity and innovation and enhance the company’s ability to attract, develop and retain the top talent in the industry.
The campus is located on 385 wooded acres immediately to the west of Interstate Highway 45 (I-45), at the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, approximately 25 miles from the cultural vibrancy of downtown Houston.
Designed to accommodate 10,000 employees, the campus will be constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its design incorporates extensive research into best practices in workplace design and benchmarking from the world’s top facilities.
Sustainable design practices have been incorporated into every facet of the campus design and construction process. The campus will meet the highest standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
The office buildings are designed to harvest daylight and minimize water use, and are designed to be 40 percent more energy efficient than a typical office building. For example, offices will utilize window features that allow the optimal amount of sunlight into office buildings while minimizing radiant heat.
Appropriate water management is another key component of the campus sustainability program, and more than 80 percent of water used on campus will be non-potable. Potable water use will be at least 90 percent less than the national average for typical office buildings.
The campus will protect and enhance the biodiversity on the site, with approximately 80 percent of the campus to remain vegetated or covered by two lakes. In addition, re-vegetation programs will increase tree species from about 20 to about 90 species.
Already an integral part of the Houston community, ExxonMobil will continue to engage with business, community and charitable organizations across the greater Houston area. In addition, the campus will provide significant economic benefits for Texas and the local economy even after construction is complete.
Construction of the new campus began in 2011. Early site work included the construction of access roads and bridges, central utilities, computer support and parking facilities. The next phase of construction, the office buildings, with a focus on the buildings near the northwest garage, began in 2012. Work on the specialty buildings, including the Laboratory, Wellness and Energy Centers, began in the fall of 2012. By the end of 2014, seven office buildings will be open and approximately 3,600 residents will be working on campus. Work on the remaining office buildings, and specialty buildings will be complete in mid-2015.
A summary of major campus components includes:
The 385-acre ExxonMobil Campus will feature multiple low-rise office buildings, a state-of-the-art meeting and training center, a laboratory, wellness center, a child development center, and dining and retail amenities.
- Energy Center
The Energy Center is designed to embody the company's commitment to leading technology and engineering. A main feature of the center is a 10,000-ton floating cube that appears to hover over a plaza below, offering a spectacular view of the campus.
The Laboratory will be a premier research and physical science facility designed to stimulate innovation and accelerate discovery.
- Wellness Center
A 100,000-square-foot Wellness Center will feature a three-story glass atrium, cardio and strength training facilities and classes, a basketball court, personal training services and healthy dining venues.
- Office buildings
Multi-story atriums in all office buildings provide a large-scale entry and gathering place for employees, encouraging collaboration and inviting natural light inside. Bridges on the upper levels connect across the atria and allow ease of movement around the buildings.