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An Office for Hodgdon Powder Company / El Dorado

An Office for Hodgdon Powder Company / El Dorado

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  • Architects: El Dorado
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  8500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007
  • Photographs Photographs:  Mike Sinclair 

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

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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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Address:Herington, Kansas, USA

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Cite: "An Office for Hodgdon Powder Company / El Dorado" 25 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/106531/an-office-for-hodgdon-powder-company-el-dorado> ISSN 0719-8884
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