A triangular-shaped glass sliver effectively splits the building into two parts, creating a naturally lit “public street” within the building.
Clayco constructed a $3 million headquarters for Munger Co., Inc. in Chesterfield, Missouri, and completed the project less than six months after breaking ground. Munger was able to consolidate its operations from two buildings on Hanley Industrial Court in Brentwood, Missouri, to a 40,000-square-foot office and service center facility on Trade Center Boulevard near the Spirit of St. Louis Airport. Lamar Johnson Collaborative served as the architect and interior designer for the project.
Munger’s new headquarters includes 27,000 square feet of office space and 13,000 square feet of warehouse space, which is further divided to provide 6,000 to 7,000 square feet of shop space for refurbishing valves and instruments.
One of the key design elements was the clear delineation between public and semi-public spaces. A triangular-shaped glass sliver effectively splits the building into two parts, creating a naturally lit “public street” within the building. The “public street” extends the full width of the building, with demonstration and training rooms, a cafeteria and a break room comprising the public spaces on the right side of the corridor and the semi-private boardroom, bathrooms and offices on the left. The warehouse and shop areas are at the back of the building, behind the semi-private office space.
The exterior design features an intricate composition of glass windows and reveals a theme that is carried through to the interior. Constructed using architectural tilt-up concrete walls, the exterior will be painted in tones of gray with blue reveals. The interior features natural materials and warmer earth tones.