BHP Billiton Tower




Construction Cost

$147 million

Completion Date


Project Size

1.15 m total SF
600,000 SF office
600,000 SF parking
32 levels (2 below grade)

BHP Billiton Tower


At 30-stories tall, BHP Billiton Tower is the largest Class A office building constructed in the Uptown Houston area in over 25 years. The building’s sole tenant, BHP Billiton Petroleum, brings 3,000 jobs to the Uptown area, a vibrant and unique urban environment consisting of high-rise office buildings, residential towers, dining, entertainment and retail shopping including Houston’s Galleria.

Energy companies exist in a highly competitive world and need incentive to attract the industry’s finest. In order to balance economical and statement features, the project delivery team relied on LEAN design principles to optimize useable square footage while maintaining signature architectural characteristics. Walter P Moore was integral to achieving this balance. Our flexible design approach allowed our team to accommodate significant tenant-requested changes made late in design without impacting the overall budget or schedule. We also worked directly with the geotechnical engineer to successfully develop a retention system to accommodate an existing box culvert adjacent to the property line on the north side, avoiding costly delays and redesigns.