BP Lower 48 Headquarters at 1700 Platte

Denver, Colorado

Completion

2017

Client

Trammell Crow Company

Size

206,000 SF; 344 Structured Parking Stalls

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Scope of Work

Architect of Record

BP's Lower 48 Headquarters at 1700 Platte establishes a campus identity with two wings linked by a wide glazed bridge framing a central courtyard. The U-shape maximizes views to the River and downtown skyline, defines an active pedestrian zone along Platte Street and creates a series of sheltered south-facing outdoor spaces. The building has two primary addresses—one on the River, the other on Platte Street.

The building’s public spaces centralize at the Level Two Courtyard. A generous double height lobby is accessed from Platte Street, connecting to the Courtyard with a grand stair. The building is conceived of as an industrial office loft with generous ceiling heights, simple, robust materials and a sense of permanence and quality reflecting the historic industrial character of Platte Street.

A series of stepped building forms, terraces, pathways, courtyards, stairs and balconies rise from the river’s edge and provide a variety of opportunities to interact with nature.