Devon Energy Center

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Height: Occupied
227.3 m / 746 ft
Height: To Tip
257.4 m / 844 ft
Height: Architectural
257.2 m / 844 ft
Devon Energy Center Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
6.1 m/s
Tower GFA
125,812 m² / 1,354,229 ft²
Development GFA
279,172 m² / 3,004,982 ft²
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Devon Energy Center
Other Names Devon Energy Tower, Devon Tower, Devon Headquarters
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Oklahoma City
Street Address & Map 333 West Sheridan Avenue
Postal Code 73102
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Energy Label LEED Gold
Proposed 2007
Construction Start 2009
Completion 2012
Official Website Devon Headquarters
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #428 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #67 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #59 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Oklahoma City

Companies Involved

Owner Devon Energy
Developer Hines
Design Pickard Chilton
Architect of Record Kendall / Heaton Associates
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer
Design Cosentini Associates
Main Contractor Holder Flintco Joint Venture; Flintco; Holder Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Cerami & Associates
Façade Permasteelisa Group
• Interiors Gensler
• Landscape OJB Landscape Architecture
Material Supplier
• Cladding HALFEN
• Elevator Schindler

About Devon Energy Center

Devon Energy Center creates a focal point for the company and Oklahoma City by integrating civic-scaled spaces as a vital component of its overall development. It consolidates Devon’s Oklahoma City–based workforce into a single state-of-the-art facility with numerous amenities.

The three-sided tower evolved in part from Devon’s desire to not “turn its back” on any part of the city. Its orientation and placement provide southern exposure to the park while minimizing solar gain. Its form resulted in highly efficient tripartite floor plates averaging 28,000 square feet that accommodate up to 12 full-corner offices. Responsive to the theme of a “right to light” for all occupants, the 10-foot floor-to-ceiling glazing allows daylight deep into the Tower as well as expansive views. All perimeter offices have floor-to-ceiling glass to maximize daylight. The curtain wall consists of continuous high-performance clear glass with a low-E coating that maximizes daylight, while also reducing heat gain.

With a highly articulated structure, the Rotunda is a grand civic-scaled space with glass walls, a series of balconies, and sky-lit roof. It regularly serves as a venue for special events. Unifying the entire complex within the city, the jewel-like Rotunda symbolically and literally connects the cardinal directions, punctuating the urban axis of Harvey Street. The Rotunda provides 12,522 square feet (1,163 square meters) of welcome assembly space and has hosted fund-raisers, holiday balls, corporate dinners, and civic gatherings.

The Podium contains training and meeting spaces as well as visitor and occupant services. A promenade extending its length creates a glazed day-lit interior corridor. At street level, it provides public access to various amenities, including restaurants, and includes a series of indoor seating areas for dining and overlooking the park.

Defining an urban edge, the Auditorium is a prominent, but intimately scaled, multi-use venue for both corporate and public events. Although nestled into the landscaped park, its strong presence activates street life and supports the downtown’s vitality, while providing dramatic views of downtown and Myriad Botanical Gardens.

The building is among the largest LEED-NC Gold-certified buildings worldwide. The chosen site has direct access to public transit. Construction of the building minimally impacted the natural environment by diverting 68,000 tons (61,669 metric tons) of waste and concrete from landfills and recycling 100 percent of a demolished parking deck on the site. The building also performs well operationally. Potable water consumption is reduced by 50 percent through landscape design and irrigation; overall water use is reduced by 40 percent. Energy use is modulated by district cooling with on-site co-generation, personal comfort control for 50 percent of occupants and personal lighting control for 90 percent of occupants.

CTBUH Initiatives

Devon Energy Center Chosen as Featured Building
Oct 2013 – Featured Tall Building


CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Panel,"Tall Buildings and Context: How High Can We Go and Why Should We?"
18 Oct 2016 – Ron Klemencic, Magnusson Klemencic Associates; Karl Almstead, Turner Construction Company; Andrew Nicholson, CBRE; Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton; Ian Smith, thyssenkrup

CTBUH Video Interview – Jon Pickard
18 Oct 2016 – Jon Pickard, Pickard Chilton

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