Washington University School of Medicine / Barnes-Jewish Hospital Siteman Cancer Center
St. Louis, Missouri
Nooter/Eriksen’s desire to create a new corporate headquarters that would provide additional square footage for company expansion led them to the picturesque wooded site in Fenton, Missouri. The site is located atop the tallest hillside in the vicinity and provides Nooter/Eriksen the opportunity to showcase its new home.
The project consists of three floors of office space totaling 90,000 square feet and one level of subsurface parking. The overall site master plan creates a very distinctive and unique campus environment with a drive that leads through an existing wooded area approaching the hilltop where the office building looks over the Meramec River Valley.
The building is constructed of architectural load-bearding concrete wall panels and a structural steel framework. The large expansions of curtainwall and storefront windows provide several vantage points within the office. There is a large metal clad canopy at the front entry, which introduced exposed metal as an additional material repeated as decorative elements on the building and throughout the site. The interior of Nooter/Eriksen’s space accommodates many private offices and conference rooms for its professional engineering services. There is a two-story lobby space with a monumental stair and an overall interior scheme that offers an elegant yet high-tech industrial feel. The design utilizes some exposed concrete, rich natural woods, contrasted by decorative metal elements and interior borrow lights, warm natural carpet and a warm pallet of wall finishes.