Boys and Girls Town of Missouri

St. James, Missouri (1980)

1983 Citation Award for Wood Design, American Wood Council

1984 Award for Excellence in Architecture, Central States AIA

1985 Honor Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, St. Louis AIA and Construction Products Manufacturers Council

Boys and Girls Town of Missouri

St. James, Missouri (1980)

 

“... invited the out of doors to the interior space ... There is a very pleasant quality about the structure which would have to make it a very comfortable place to be or visit.”

                                                       -Awards Jury Comment                  

Bill Bowersox designed four buildings for Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, a program that serves troubled youths.  His work included the Dining Hall, Administration Building, Student Life Center and an Intensive Treatment Dormitory

In the Dining Hall, wooden trusses create an airy impression and window walls bathe the interior in natural light.  The overall feeling is that of a non-institutional, warm and inviting place that relates consciously to human scale and needs.  The exterior is characterized by long verandas, which provide shade in the summer heat.  The Dining Hall received the following awards:

1983 Citation Award for Wood Design, American Wood Council

1984 Award for Excellence in Architecture, Central States AIA

1985 Honor Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, St. Louis AIA and Construction Products Manufacturers Council