Fox Architects Visits Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wingspread

By: Denise Fuehne

While working on the InSinkErator headquarters project in Racine, Wisconsin, the team visited Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wingspread.

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Herbert Fisk Johnson, Jr. commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design the administration building for his company, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (now known as SC Johnson, A Family Company.) He loved the finished facility so much that he commissioned him again to design his new home. It was completed in 1939 and is now known as Wingspread. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1990.

John Berendzen Presents on Sustainability at Wash U

By: Kathy Jacobs

Fox Architects’ John Berendzen presented on sustainability with Brett Scarfino of Rosen Scarfino at the Missouri APPA Annual Conference yesterday at Washington University. His talk, titled “Sustainability Through Reuse and Adaptation” discussed embodied energy, project cost calculations for reuse and adaptation projects, and Fox’s successes with the Center for Global Citizenship at Saint Louis University. A job well done John!

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Finish Selections for a Corporate Headquarters

By: Adnan Omeragic

It’s been a busy morning at the office, and the Fox Architects team has put together some amazing designs. Need some inspiration? Check out these finish selections for a new corporate headquarters! The completed project will most definitely be an Instagram-worthy space, don’t you think?

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Fox Architects’ Ranken Technical College Graduates

By: Elise Novak

Nearly 1 in every 4 Fox Architects team members are Ranken Technical College graduates. Fox’s Allison Littman took the opportunity to interview those grads for this week’s blog post, sitting down with Adnan Omeragic, Heather Taylor, Chris Montroy, and Zach Foppe.

AL: What does Ranken mean to you?

AO: Ranken provided me with a stable foundation for a career in architecture. It has instilled in me a great work ethic which has benefited me in the professional field. It has also prepared me for graduate school by giving me solid technical knowledge of not only how to design a building but also how to detail one.

HT: To me, Ranken means regional access to a technical education, which in turn provides the region with a skilled workforce.  I am proud of the technical foundation Ranken provided me on which I have built my career.  The technical skills, confidence and work ethic Ranken provides its students allows them to not only find prompt employment after graduation, but to become immediately valuable to their employers and likely become employers themselves.

CM: To me, Ranken represents open doors. The skills I was able to cultivate at Ranken provided me with the tools and confidence to pursue my goal of graduate school and a successful career in architecture. It is something tangible, the knowledge to transform visions into reality.

ZF: To me, Ranken means Success. Through the curriculum and attention to work ethic, Ranken garnered me the necessary technical abilities I needed to make it in the extremely competitive architecture field. I joined Fox Architects right out of Ranken and have been with the firm for two and a half years now doing what I love. Doing what you love is success and Ranken is the reason for mine.

Fox Architects will be well represented at the upcoming Ranken Technical College Job Fair. We’ll see you there!

Adnan Judges What’s Right With The Region Awards 2017

By: Joe Burzinski

Fox Architects’ Adnan Omeragic was selected to judge the Focus St. Louis’ 20th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards. According to Focus St. Louis, the awards ceremony honors “the efforts of 20 individuals, organizations, and/or initiatives that promote improvements in our community.” The ceremony and reception will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. Click HERE to learn more!

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A Dog’s Day at Fox Architects

By: Zach Foppe

We had a 4-legged visitor at the office yesterday! Meet Jeff, our Marketing Assistant‘s Corgi puppy. He went on his first trip to the Arch grounds, and enjoyed play time and belly rubs from Fox team members. Welcome to the Fox Architects family Jeff!

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An International Day of Food at Fox Architects

By: Allison Littman

Today at Fox Architects we feasted on delicacies from around the world and celebrated our employees‘ international heritage. We started our day with Bosnian coffee and sweets, and enjoyed a delicious lunch of Irish, German, Italian, and Bosnian classics. It was truly an amazing (and tasty) day at the Fox Architects office.

Fox Architects Attends Downtown STL & BOMA 2017 Luncheon Program

By: Zach Foppe

Fox Architects team members Janet Paley and Adnan Omeragic attended Downtown STL, Inc and the Building Owners & Managers Association‘s 2017 Luncheon Program today at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch. The event, titled “Building the Future of Downtown,” featured the 2017 Mayoral candidates and their views for the future of our city. Prior to the event, attendees were able to submit questions online for the Mayoral candidates.

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Can’t relax, thinking…..

By: John Berendzen

Alen Basic told me this morning

“Thanks a lot John, now when I get home I can’t relax after dinner and watch TV: this is what I end up doing…..”

Alen is currently designing the new InSinkErator Headquarters.

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Take A Virtual Tour of The Helix Innovation Center

By: Bob Dunn

Come take a virtual tour of The Helix, a state-of-the-art Innovation Center designed by Fox Architects. This facility has been certified LEED Silver by the USGBC, and features sustainable materials and InSinkErator‘s Grind2Energy system! We’d love to show you around.

Want to learn more? Visit The Helix project page HERE.

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