To support the expansion of bpx energy's corporate headquarters in Denver, Gensler created a sleek, hospitality-focused workplace that is anchored by an iconic stairway to enable a fully connected workspace for employees across floors. The sculptural form and materiality of the spiral stair pays homage to the history of bpx energy, echoing the form of a rotary oil drill. Fabricated from solid copper with thoughtful integration of structure and lighting, the result is a testament to the beauty and preciousness of natural resources. The design team also created a laser-cut steel map of Denver, which highlights bpx energy’s strong presence in Colorado and adds a local element. In the lobby and reception areas, a palette of black and steel, marble, and copper accents creates a refined industrial aesthetic while a fireplace and interactive digital wall serve as welcoming touches that reinforce the hospitality-driven atmosphere at the energy company’s new workplace.