This project consisted of the rehabilitation of three buildings on a 2.65-acre site in ‘The Grove District’ St Louis. The three rehabilitated buildings included the Columbia Iron Works building (CIW), White building, and TGA building.
The CIW building is a 30,180 s.f. masonry structure previously used as Columbia Iron Works fabrication facility, originally built around 1920, and now stands as the new headquarters of The Missouri Foundation for Health. The finished building contains 15 private offices, 40 open office spaces, six focus rooms, four huddle rooms, four conference rooms, a boardroom, two convening rooms, indoor and outdoor gathering rooms, an open break room, and a pantry used to serve the outdoor gathering area.
Most of the interior is open, and a large percentage of the building envelope consists of glass that provides natural light to the workspace.
The White building, which was not part of the original scope, was added to the project and consisted of the 4,268 s.f. renovation of a vacant four-story apartment building into leasable office space. This building provides for the possibility of four tenants and has a coffee counter on each level, an interior elevator to the second floor, and an exterior ramp to the front door to accommodate ADA requirements.
The TGA building was a vacant two-and-a-half-story commercial structure that was to be remodeled into a multi-function support space for the Missouri Foundation for Health. Due to the deteriorated condition of the building after sitting vacant for many years, it was determined that the building was too dangerous to salvage, so the decision was made to raze the building and build a new 3,017 s.f. single-story structure resembling the existing buildings’ architectural elements and appearance. The finished building contains a yoga room, boardroom, breakroom, huddle room, and a place to store bikes inside.
Seven additional vacant residential structures were razed to provide parking. The site included approximately 3/4 acre of parking, half of which was pervious and the other half impervious pavement. This project is a ‘LEED’ designated project.