"This building exceeds my expectations."
- Charles F. Knight Chairman
AIA St. Louis Chapter 1996 Award Excellence, Interiors
Emerson’s bucolic suburban campus and distinctive headquarters building provided Fox Architects with unique inspiration for the design of a special use companion structure.
The 4,500 SF building is sited directly south of the headquarters building. A link connects the two buildings and provides for selected security control points. The building’s exterior materials and finishes were selected to match closely with the headquarters building. The dominant exterior building materials are Cor-ten steel and bronze reflective glass. And, true to the International Style, the geometry of the building is appropriate in context and form with the adjacent building.
The interior of this American Institute of Architects award winning building is impressive in its simplicity. The restrained and balanced use of granite, cherry wood veneers and a serene color palette contributed to the design jury’s comments:
“Elegant materials and classic styling complement the Miesian structure.”
- 1996 AIA St. Louis Merit Interiors Award