The new Allgeier, Martin and Associates, Inc. facility is located on a 5 acre site in the Joplin Business Park. The site backs up to I-44 which allows for visibility from the interstate. The facility is a 30,000 s.f. 1-story building, it includes a partial basement that houses storage, and the main level consists of Executive offices, Electrical & Civil Engineering workstations, Survey Department, & Print Shop. The building has an open floor plan which allows for a flexible layout of the various workstations. The two engineering department’s workstations are located in the center and the executive offices are grouped around the perimeter. This allows the managers to have more direct contact with their various teams.
The exterior of the building is a combination of brick and metal panels, gives the building a sleek hi-tech contemporary look. There are large windows on all sides of the building which allows for natural light to illuminate the building during the daytime and minimize the amount of artificial light required. Even though this project was not submitted for LEED certification, there are several green elements that were incorporated into the design to maximize its efficiency and promote sustainable design.
The building’s envelope was designed with a high R-value for the walls and roof and the windows have a superior glass which enhances its thermal qualities. Indoor air quality was protected by making sure the ductwork was not contaminated during construction and most of the materials selected for the projected were low VOC’s to minimize the off-gassing.