Murphy Oil New HQ


Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects designed the new world headquarters for the Murphy Oil Corporation to be a physical representation of the technological prowess of a world leader in oil exploration through a layering of forms, crisp lines, and machine procession detailing.


8mm Solar neutral/ 12mm Black Spacer/ 17.5mm Laminate Ceramic border on surface#3 3mm dots pattern 40% coverage to surface #5 of laminate


A clear glass cube two-story lobby breaks the entrance sequence down to a human scale that matches the neighborhood in the 19,000 population city of El Dorado, Arkansas. The lobby acts as a lantern, while the black zinc ribbon that wraps across its top climbs the height of the five story office building, marking the flow of oil and its importance for over 80 years in this southern town.