Saint Louis Art Museum expansion painted LEED Gold - St. Louis Business Journal

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When theSaintLouis ArtMuseumopens thedoors of itsnewbuildingJune 29,visitorswillwitnessarchitectSUBSCRIBER CONTENTSaint Louis Art Museumexpansion painted LEED GoldApr 5, 2013, 5:00am CDThttp://www.bizjournals.com/profiles/company/us/mo/st_louis/saint_louis_art_museum/2816991http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/print-edition/http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouisDavidChipperfieldsvision foraddingonto aniconicstructurethat hasbeen apart ofForestPark since1904.However,this $130millionEastBuildingwill debutwith Goldcertificationthroughthe U.S.GreenBuildingCouncilsLeadershipin EnergyandEnvironmentalDesign(LEED)programhttp://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/search/results?q=David%20Chipperfieldhttp://www.bizjournals.com/profiles/company/us/dc/washington/us_green_building_council/1242467because ofits greenbuildingpracticesandsustainability.LEEDGoldcertificationmeansthat SaintLouis ArtMuseumhas built averysociallyresponsiblebuildingwhileprovidingthecitizens ofthe St.Louisregion apremierfacility toview art,said RogerMcFarland,group vicepresidentin St.http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/search/results?q=Roger%20McFarlandLouis forHOK, thearchitectof recordfor theexpansion.Theconstructionof the newfacilityinvolvedinnovativecollaborationbetweenDavidChipperfieldArchitectsand HOK.HOKsigned auniquearrangementwith theSaintLouis ArtMuseumand DavidChipperfieldsoffice inwhich itwas athree-partyhttp://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/search/results?q=David%20Chipperfieldhttp://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/search/results?q=David%20Chipperfieldagreementwhereboth firmsworkeddirectlyfor themuseum,McFarlandsaid. In(HOKs)role, wewereresponsibleforcoordinatingalltechnicalissues,leadershipof theengineeringandconsultingteams andthedelivery oftheproject.Duringconstruction,more than97 percentof landfillwastecreated bythebuildingprocesswasdivertedandreused,accordingtomuseumofficials.Anadditional82 percentof woodbuildingmaterialused in theconstructionprocesswasharvestedfromforestareascertifiedby theForestStewardshipCouncil(FSC) andthe newparkinggarage willincludepartialcoveringby a greenroof thathas 30inches ofdirt, grassand plantstominimizeheatabsorptionfrom thesun. Thenewparkinggarage willfeaturereservedspaces forboth fuelefficientcars andlowemissionsvehicles.Inside andout, low-flowplumbingforrestaurantsandkitchenspaces willcurtailwater use,whileirrigationandstorm-watermanagementsystemswilldiminishsoilerosion. Anew boilersystemwillservice theentiremuseumcampus,while acomputerizedsystemdeliversunder-the-floorairdistributionthatrespectsthefragility ofthemuseumcollection.Theexpansionwill allowthemuseumto putmoremasterworks onview inboth theEastBuildingsextensivenewgalleriesand inrenovatedandreinstalledgalleries ofthe iconic,CassGilbert-designedhttp://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/search/results?q=Cass%20GilbertMainBuilding,saidMatthewHathaway,spokesmanfor theSaintLouis ArtMuseum.Inaddition,theexpansionwill allowthemuseumto upgradeamenities,includinga 300-car,undergroundparkinggarage anda 2,500-square-footrestaurant.ThemuseumwasawardedLEED Goldhttp://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/search/results?q=Matthew%20Hathawayhttp://www.bizjournals.com/profiles/company/us/mo/st_louis/saint_louis_art_museum/2816991certificationMarch 11.LEEDprovidesthird-partyverificationfrom theUSGBC,whichcertifiessustainablebuildingprojects atPlatinum,Silver andGoldlevels.TarltonPepperKAI,comprisedof theTarltonCorp. ofSt. Louis,PepperCommunicationGroup ofChicagoand KAIDesign &Build of St.http://www.bizjournals.com/profiles/company/us/mo/st_louis/tarlton_corp/3244843http://www.bizjournals.com/profiles/company/us/mo/st_louis/kai_design_%26_build/2825445Louis, isthegeneralcontractorfor theexpansion.Chipperfieldof DavidChipperfieldArchitects,which isbased inLondonand Berlin,is knownfor hispreviouswork suchas theMuseumof ModernLiteratureinGermanyand theHepworthWakefieldgallery inthe U.K.More than1,500 jobs,including200 full-http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/search/results?q=David%20Chipperfieldhttp://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/search/results?q=Hepworth%20Wakefieldtimeconstructionpositionsand about40subcontractors,areinvolvedin theproject.The artmuseumwill add 25full-timeemployeesto servevisitorswhen thenewbuildingopens tothe public.Constructionbegan inJanuary2010.Accordingto a 2011study bythe St.LouisRegionalChamber,the projectisexpectedtogenerate atotaleconomicimpact of$250million inSt. Louis.BeyondSimpleDesignIn 2006,the SaintLouis ArtMuseumscommissionersselectedHOK, a St.Louis-baseddesign,architecture,engineeringandplanningfirm withmore than24 officesaround theworld, asthearchitectof recordfor theEastBuildingexpansionproject.HOK,which had2012revenue of$406million, ismergingcontemporaryarchitecturewithsustainabledesign inthe 21 newgalleriesbuilt in thenewfacility.Theexpansionwillprovide 30percentmoregalleryspace forthemuseumwhileminimizingtheenvironmentalimpactcreated byconstruction.The EastBuildingwillfeatureceiling tofloorwindows,an oakfloor, a100-seatrestaurantand arenovatedauditorium.Materialsused forthebuildingincludeglass andstonepolishedtoreplicatetheoriginalstyle of theexistingSaintLouis ArtMuseum.Theconcreteused forconstructionis madewithmineralsand rocksfrom theMissouriRiver.The teamofarchitectsandcontractorsworkingon theprojectexceededrigoroussustainabilitystandardswhile notcompromisingeither thevisitorexperienceor thepainstakinglycontrolledindoorenvironmentwhereworksfrom themuseumscollectionwill bedisplayed,saidRebeccaNolan,HOKssenior vicepresidentandmanagingprincipal.Get St. LouisNewslettersand AlertsMorningEdition >>AfternoonEdition >>BreakingNewsSign Uphttp://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/search/results?q=Rebecca%20NolanSUGGESTED READING