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RB Murray / Hufft Projects

  • 01:00 - 29 December, 2009
RB Murray / Hufft Projects
RB Murray / Hufft Projects, © Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

© Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Springfield, MO, United States
  • Civil Engineering

    Olsson Associates
  • Structural Engineering

    Meridian Structural Works
  • Mep

    Olsson Associates
  • General Contractor

    Missouri Supermarket Builders
  • Area

    571.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. Located at the prominent intersection of Blackman Road and Seminole in Springfield, Missouri, the R.B. Murray Company’s new office building serves to exemplify its client’s values of contemporary and sustainable architecture and development. Additionally, the building marks the entrance to a larger site development sharing these same values.

A distinguishing butterfly roof opens to allow a maximum amount of daylight into the building’s open offices, executive core, and conference rooms. The need for artificial lighting during the day is greatly reduced. The building’s “green” design also features natural ventilation, air filtration, and abundant views out to the landscape. Such features have the added benefit of improving the quality of the work environment and employee productivity.

© Mike Sinclair
© Mike Sinclair

Natural, recycled, and reclaimed materials are utilized as well. The building exhibits a warm aesthetic that is pleasing to both occupants and those passing by. The new R.B. Murray Company’s office building signifies the company’s forward thinking commitment to creating an architecturally progressive and environmentally conscious future.

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10 Comments

Frank · January 05, 2010

The architecture appears suitable. But did they talk to their structural engineer? New Madrid Fault? I hope their engineer was excessiviley clever as I see no evidence of shear walls or braced frames for the butterfly boxes.

Nicholas Patten · December 31, 2009

I&#39d Live Here: RB Murray. http://bit.ly/7LI4Yb

Mr hankey · December 31, 2009

as seen @ "the incredibles" movie.

CS · December 30, 2009

If only the plan were as clean as the diagram.

peppy · December 30, 2009

why there are so many projects claiming 'green' design ended up in a boring and uninspiring building...?

Ned · December 31, 2009 12:33 AM

I don't find this boring or uninspiring at all. Reactions will vary, of course. Like the first comment, I find it clean, simple, and elegant. Of course, I realize not everyone will agree.

Remember that interest and boredom are both mental states, which are subjective. People often forget that beauty is not a quality of an object, but the brain's sensation of aesthetic pleasure. When I feel it, you may not, and vice versa.

Paul Mulready · December 30, 2009

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arhitectura · December 30, 2009

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Chas · December 30, 2009

I like this project, mostly because i've done similar projects where I tried to do the same thing. I can see where they succeeded where I failed.

simple, clean, understated. nice without being arrogant.
well done.

ArchitecturePassion · December 30, 2009

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