Callaway Electric Cooperative – Master Plan & New Office/Operations Facility

M+H Architects provided site master planning services and developed quality standards for the first phase of this project in Fulton, Missouri. The study provided potential lot configurations for future users and the maximized floor area ratio (FAR) of the site. The land was undeveloped agricultural land.

The new Callaway Electric Cooperative corporate headquarters and operations center is located on 30 acres of a new 128 acre Callaway Energy Centre industrial park development. As the first building completed in the development, the CEC sets the standard for energy efficiency and environmental consciousness for future tenants of the park.  The site has been certified by the Department of Economic Development as meeting the Missouri Certified Sites standards (only the 5th development site to earn the honor).

The single story facility includes approximately 30,000 SF of office, 10,000 SF of warehouse for storing and assembly of various electric components, 14 vehicle bays at 28,000 SF for storage of utility vehicles, material and equipment storage of 5,050 SF and a maintenance building of 5,650 SF.

The building is constructed of a conventional steel structure with brick veneer for the office component, tilt-up concrete with thin-brick on a pre-engineered metal building structure for the warehouse and vehicle storage component, and split face concrete masonry units for the maintenance and covered storage buildings. Each building’s material was chosen for specified use based on its value and durability. The project pursued and achieved LEED certification with the USGBC.