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Mustang Fuel Corp. headquarters shines in Oklahoma City
Mustang Fuel Corp. is settling into its new corporate headquarters, east of Broadway Extension a block north of Britton Road. Designed by Bockus Payne Associates Architects of Oklahoma City, the state-of-the-art facility is mid-century modern in design. The building faces west-southwest, providing an impressive view of the downtown Oklahoma City skyline.
David Payne, principal in charge at Bockus Payne, said the owners of Mustang Fuel wanted to capture the essence of their mid-century modern headquarters from 1955-1972.
“It is easy to see the influence of mid-century modern architecture, but we incorporated a few contemporary twists,” Payne said.
The three-story 38,000 sq. ft. facility features mid-century modern architectural design characterized by clean details, ample natural light, and open floor plans with the goal of opening up interior spaces. Horizontal banded windows wrap the structure and add to the mid-century aesthetic. Exterior cantilevered window louvers and architectural concrete banding accentuate the horizontal orientation of the mid-century design.
The focal point of the building’s exterior is the architectural concrete entry on the west side that is highlighted by a splash of “Mustang Fuel” blue on the sun control louvers. The glass curtain wall of the two story atrium lobby is set back from the building facade for energy efficiency, giving the lobby an open feel which is bathed in natural light.
In addition to the sun-controlled louvers, other sustainable measures include a ground source geothermal heating and air conditioning system, high efficiency lighting, and occupancy sensor lighting controls.
Turner & Co. was the developer. The general contractor was Timberlake Construction.
The new headquarters positions Mustang Fuel Corp. for continued growth, said Carey Joullian, CEO.
“The features of the new building offer our employees tools to operate more effectively and collaboratively as we move forward,” Joullian said.
Mustang Fuel Corp. began 62 years ago in 1950. Mustang is one of the mid-continent’s leading independent oil and gas companies. Mustang Fuel Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, along with its wholly owned subsidiaries Mustang Gas Products, LLC, and Mustang Fuel Marketing Company. Mustang’s operations include gas and oil exploration and production, natural gas gathering and processing, and natural gas marketing.
Text: Suzanne Bockus.
Photography: Collin Fleck, Ann Sherman.