Saint Louis, MO

Client: Rafco Properties
Year Completed: 2015
Size: 3,500 SF

Rafco, a local property management and services company, selected Fox Architects to design their new offices in Clayton, Missouri. Presenting a unique problem, the client was required to lease and utilize a space that was significantly short on the square footage required to meet the program. Faced with splitting their business on two floors, the owner was hesitant to accept this solution.

Fox presented a design solution that incorporated building a light gauge steel framed mezzanine on the first-floor space originally intended for retail tenants. Fitting the mezzanine into an 18-foot tall ceiling required careful planning of structural and HVAC systems. Although requiring a construction cost 20% higher than a single-story space, the space delivered achieved 30% more square footage.

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