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  Woodlawn Office BuildingWoodlawn Office Building

Architect

Potter & Associates Architects, PLLC
333 East Main Street, #500, Louisville, KY 40202
www.potterandassociatesarchitects.com

General Description

Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Woodlawn Office Building (Shell Only)
Date Bid:
Aug 2006 Construction Period: Jan 2007 to May 2008
Total Square Feet: 60,000 Site: 7.38 acres.
Number of Buildings: One; Shell only.
Building Size: Basement, 15,000; first floor, 15,000; second floor, 15,000; third floor, 15,000; total, 60,000 square feet.
Building Height: Basement, 12’; first floor, 15’; second floor, 13’4”; third floor, 13’4”; penthouse, 9’6”; total, 51’2”.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural Steel/2B.
Foundation: Cast-in-place. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtainwall. Roof: Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

1st Capital Bank (Tenant Build Out)
Date Bid:
Aug 2006 Construction Period: Jan 2007 to May 2008
Total Square Feet: 15,000 Site: n/a.
Number of Buildings: One; Tenant Build Out.
Building Size: Third floor, 15,000; total, 15,000 square feet.
Building Height: Third floor, 13’4”; total, 13’4”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: n/a. Exterior Walls: n/a. Roof: n/a.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.


Construction Team

Structural Engineer: SCA Consulting Engineers - 12511 Emily Court, Sugar Land, TX 77478
General Contractor: F .W. Owens Company, Inc. - 331 Boxley Avenue, Louisville, KY 40209
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc. - 1534 Ormsby Station Court, Louisville, KY 40223


Woodlawn Office Building, a brick and stone office building is three stories with a full basement and is located in the Saint Matthews neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. Because the building is located in the heart of a residential neighborhood, there was a desire to produce a facility with a residential character. The residential character of the building is achieved by using warm red brick and cream colored masonry, a pitched roof with a seven-foot deep overhang and the extensive use of glass. The first and second floors have 9-foot high windows on all four sides and the entire third floor exterior wall is full glass, allowing for an abundance of natural lighting inside the building.

The ground floor is accessible from both sides of the building in order to facilitate easy access from the parking area. The parking area is divided into two lots in order to minimize the impact of parking on the building and reduce the travel distance across the lots.

Site planning included the berming of certain areas along major roadways to minimize the effect of the building height on the adjoining residential neighborhood. Planning considerations also included containing the number of exits and entries to the current number serving the retail and banking facility.

The basement consists of a conference room, workout room, restrooms, vending area, mechanical rooms and 10,300 square feet of storage area. The north side of the building has an excavated courtyard that is connected to the basement conference room allowing access to outdoor seating. Colorful landscaping was added to enhance the aesthetic appeal and continue the residential theme.

There are entrances on the east and west sides of the building that lead to the first floor tenant spaces and the elevator lobby. The lobby consists of two 10-foot high curved masonry walls, floor to ceiling glass entrances to the tenant spaces and polished porcelain tile floors. The first floor includes two elevators, restrooms, mailrooms and 11,525 square feet of tenant space. The second and third floors have a similar configuration with 12,725 and 13,065 square feet respectively of tenant space.

The building construction consists of a concrete foundation with metal stud, bar joists and braced frame structural steel. The exterior facade consists of cast stone masonry units, and brick as well as a significant amount of storefront windows. The roof is silver metal standing seam roof. The interior lobby of the building also utilizes the cast stone masonry units, but joined with one-inch embedded stainless steel strips in place of masonry. The building features state-of-the-art mechanical, electrical and communication systems. 

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