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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
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  • 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

  • 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.

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© 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.

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© 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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