BPX Energy Headquarters at 1700 Platte

Denver, Colorado




Trammell Crow Company


LEED Certified


206,000 SF; 344 Structured Parking Stalls


Scope of Work

Lead Design Architect and Architect of Record

BPX Energy 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.

Downtown Denver Award

Downtown Denver Partnership

Regional Award, Commercial Category

Design-Build Institute of America, Rocky Mountain Region