Adams Building Renovation

This energy giant’s offices received a custom makeover

For decades the Adams Building served as the proud headquarters for legendary Oklahoma oil company ConocoPhillips (now Phillips 66). Originally constructed in 1948, the building was ahead of its time, with unique amenities such as a bowling alley, fitness center, swimming pool and basketball court. In recent history, with the company headquarters moved elsewhere, the building still served as administrative offices for ConocoPhillips staff, but was badly in need of a makeover.

FSB was hired to complete renovations to 50,000 SF on two floors of the 12-story tower, with the goal of setting a standard for future renovation of other floors in the building. Multiple steps were taken to modernize and upgrade the aesthetics and functionality of these two floors.  Three new conference rooms were created adjacent to the lobby, providing joint access for employees working in different departments.

The finishings were an important element of this project. The center conference room is now defined by frosted glass walls facing the elevators, while antique cherry paneling with aluminum accent banding frames the two adjacent conference rooms. These conference room interiors utilize the same wood paneled banding, with coordinating tackable fabric panels in the two center bands.

Low-voltage track lighting accents these spaces and the artwork therein. The two major open office areas are segregated from the elevator lobby, with glass doors that allow visibility while maintaining security. These areas include central break room facilities styled and furnished with a bistro atmosphere, additional breakout meeting rooms, central copiers and storage facilities.

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“I am delighted with the new office space. This is the 5th time that I have moved into a collaborative environment, and each time it gets better. The aesthetics are very good; it feels clean, light, roomy, modern and functional. The furniture is nice and functional, and the noise levels are much lower than expected.”

Alastair Donald, Former ConocoPhillips General Manager & CPO of Supply Chain, Americas, Corporate and Europe
50,000 sf
over two floors
the year the office tower was orginally constructed
new conference rooms were designed