St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Award of Merit
Owner St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Lead Design Firm CannonDesign
Contractor PARIC Corp.
Civil Engineer Stock & Associates
It can get quite cold in St. Louis during the winter months, and with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s new academic and research building using an exterior fluid-applied foam insulation as an air barrier, a minimum temperature requirement of 40° F for material application was putting the $47-million project at risk. However, by building heated tents on electric scaffolds to keep the insulation warm enough, the general contractor was able to continue on schedule to complete the complex building skin, which features nearly 45,000 sq ft of glass and a curtain-wall facade. With a frame made of about 1,665 tons of structural steel, the six-story building includes two 250-seat classrooms, 10 regular classrooms, a 33,000-sq-ft library, 165,000 sq ft of research labs, 92 offices, 53 workstations and five teaching labs. The precision of robotic layout was particularly useful when it came time for the general contractor to self-perform drywall.