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An Office for Hodgdon Powder Company / el dorado

  • 01:00 - 25 January, 2011
An Office for Hodgdon Powder Company / el dorado
An Office for Hodgdon Powder Company / el dorado, © Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

© Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Herington, Kansas, United States
  • Principal In Charge

    Josh Shelton
  • Project Architect

    Sean Slattery, AIA, LEED AP
  • Furniture Design And Fabrication

    Brady Neely
  • Metal Building Engineering

    Steelmaster USA
  • Mep

    Lankford and Associates
  • Lighting

    Derek Porter Studio
  • General Contractor

    Kelley Construction Company
  • Owner

    Hodgdon Powder Company
  • Area

    8500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

From the architect. Located in Herington, Kansas the new office for Hodgdon Powder Company utilizes a Quonset hut system of construction that allows an extremely functional yet dynamic space for the company’s employees.  The design plays to the strengths of the pre-engineered system by focusing the major modifications to the end wall assemblies, allowing the dual-corrugated, structural panels to remain largely intact.

site plan
site plan

This project illustrates el dorado's  belief that a dynamic workplace contributes positively to staff productivity and can assist with brand reinforcement. The design goal with the Hodgdon Powder facility was to prove this true even on a “bare bones” industrial project such as this.

© Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

The program, 8,500 sqf, called for a reception, meeting space, offices, dining, and locker rooms.  El dorado chose to separate the uses into three buildings orienting them around a garden of native plants and outdoor circulation.

© Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

El dorado worked closely with Steelmaster USA to design a Quonset hut, examining the appropriate size and span, that could accomodate the needs of the Hodgdon Powder Company.

© Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair
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garagecat · May 16, 2011

Very nice use of Quonset huts. With a background in industrial sites, the Quonset has an influence on my tastes in industrial home design. This is a very nice use of beams and corrugations.

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Christoph Kapeller · January 27, 2011

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design.language · January 26, 2011

Quonsets...really? When I first saw this project, it brought me back. In my third year of architecture school, our studios were located in utilitarian quonsets with no windows and leaky roofs. They were not "designed" like the offices above. I like the use of wood in the recesses and pops of yellow on the interior. Much nicer than the quonsets I studied in!

Mark Gardner · January 26, 2011

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