Modern in Houston - by Architect

Exxon Research Center Photo 2008 by Jason Smith

Exxon Research Center
Architect: MacKie and Kamrath
3102-3120 Buffalo Speedway

The 1950`s marked a time of intense activity for the MacKie and Kamrath practice as the firm accepted commissions from Dow Chemical Company, Humble Oil and Schlumberger to design corporate headquarters buildings and research complex. The Humble Oil Research Facility (now Exxon) was a streamlined modern building well suited to a dynamic local company. The design incorporates characteristic brick with raked horizontal mortar joints, dramatic horizontal ribbons of windows and aluminum infill panels. The lobby includes wood detailing and light fixtures that appear to be lifted from a Frank Lloyd Wright residential design.

The Exxon Research Center building was demolished in August 2017.

Karl Kamrath On-Line Biography
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