Marathon Petroleum Corporate Campus

Steel Window Replication

Historical Background

The Marathon Petroleum Corporation was formerly The Ohio Oil Company that was created in 1911 when the United States Supreme Court dismantled Standard Oil on antitrust violations. As the company flourished under the leadership of James Donnell the need for larger corporate offices grew. The first of three primary buildings was built in 1929, The Donnell office building. The building was added to in 1941 and then made two stories taller in 1953 to include eight stories. The second building the Marathon Building came next then the Marketing Building added in the 1960s. The buildings are included on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Donnell and Marathon buildings are faced on the exterior with Indiana limestone and had an industrial steel window with single pane glass. The Marketing Building has a brick facade and non-thermally broken aluminum windows. The campus was expanded in 2017 adding  a new corporate headquarters building and improvements to the site plan with parking decks.

BlackBerry's Role

  • Provided consulting engineer with window analysis, design and performance review.
  • Supplied and installed over 2500 replica thermally broken aluminum windows to replace existing windows in all three buildings.
  • Custom die design for replication to match historic profiles and dimensions.
  • Work scope included removal, disposal, installation, and interior finish.
  • This building was fully occupied as windows were replaced, work was scheduled and completed on a nightly schedule ready for office personnel to be at their desk the next morning.

Current Use

The window project is estimated to have cost $8 million in total cost. The goal of improved energy efficiency, interior comfort, and lower fuel cost was accomplished.

Project Team

  • Owner: Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • Engineer: Structure Tec
  • General Contractor: CBRE
  • Completed 2017

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