Boise Cascade Plant Master Plan and Expansion of Technical Center

St. Louis, Missouri (1979)

1980 Citation of Merit for Excellence in Architecture, Central States AIA

Boise Cascade Plant Master Plan and Expansion of Technical Center

St. Louis, Missouri (1979)

Bill Bowersox was the designer for Ittner and Bowersox on the development of a master plan to expand this 220,000 square foot facility. As a first-phase improvement plan, the technical center was expanded by 14,000 square feet to accommodate engineering, art, research and development and technical publications.

Constraints for this development included a high water table which restricted movement of utilities, acoustical isolation between the existing and the new facility, and the accommodation of all of the client’s existing furniture.

The owner sought to achieve this development with a very limited budget. Low-cost building materials carefully designed to achieve maximum benefit were utilized. Reducing energy consumption was also a key consideration. Task lighting coupled with minimal general illumination reduced energy consumption from 5.3 watts to 2.7 watts per square foot.

1980 Citation of Merit for Excellence in Architecture, Central States AIA