Located in St. Louis, United States, the landmark Power House building was designed by Cannon Design (a leading international architectural, engineering and planning firm) is the home for the firm’s St. Louis regional offices. The Power House building was awarded LEED® Gold Status by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Built in 1928, the power plant, an original part of the municipal complex construction of the service, still occupies an entire block of downtown St. Louis. Until the, component of the Power House complex coal provided steam power plants in the 1980s to a dozen buildings downtown. After remaining vacant for nearly 30 years, Cannon Design has purchased the historic home of Power in 2007, providing all design, development and management services for the construction project. The outer shell and structural steel originals are fundamentally sound, but the use of great imagination significantly, the practice of dynamic design and analysis necessary to design rigorous.
Each component of the building is designed both the current life safety codes and standards of the USGBC for environmental sustainability. Designated as a landmark by the National Historic Register, the style “Revival exterior has been completely restored. Having a relatively small “footprint”, but a massive volume has been the opportunity for adding new floors to meet the continued growth in St. Louis. The term “mezzanine” has retained the signature arched windows on the north and east elevations provided splendid gallery and exhibition space for the company and the community. Additional external changes include creating a garden of 3,500 sq.ft. in urban areas. The interior, which was essentially an empty shell has been completely rehabilitated with the installation of air conditioning, plumbing and electrical infrastructure.
Cannon Design is a practice based on ideas, ranked among the top international firms in planning and design of health care, science and technology, education, sports & recreation and government clients. Currently, the company employs a workforce of 800, delivering services in 17 offices throughout North America, as well as abroad in Shanghai, China, and Mumbai, India.