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PDR Contracted by Imperial Oil Team to Create New Campus


Houston, TX, October 29, 2012 --( Planning Design Research announced today its role as Campus Program Architect and Workplace Design Architect on the design/development team of Imperial Oil's new headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The complex will be located on the southeast side of Calgary at Quarry Park, a mixed-use community developed by Remington Corporation. The new campus is being planned to accommodate 3,000 staff with five low-rise office buildings, underground parking, food services, a wellness centre, and centralized conference centre.

As the Program Architect, PDR has worked collaboratively with Imperial Oil to define the qualitative and quantitative requirements for their new headquarters. The work focuses on balancing eight key attributes of performance: Collaboration, Efficiency, Safety, Security, Mobility, Modularity, Sustainability and Pride.

“The foundation starts from understanding the corporate culture, the vision for organizational change, and how to promote new ways of working together,” said Joanne Taylor, Principal, Planning Design Research. “As the Workplace Design Architect, PDR is collaborating with a team of architects, engineers, and construction advisors to create a new high-performance work environment that truly starts from the ‘Inside Out.'"

About Planning Design Research

Houston-based Planning Design Research Corporation is an Architectural Firm specializing in the design and delivery of innovative Workplace Solutions since 1977. As one of the largest corporate interiors specialists, PDR is an authority on creating spaces for collaboration, flexibility, and integrating technology into the office. Working with Fortune 100 companies around the globe, PDR has created high performance work environments for organizations that recognize that the workplace is a key strategic asset in promoting the effective integration of talent, process, and technology. For more information, contact Drew Patton, PDR Chairman, 713.739.9050 or visit

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