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  Karsch’s Village MarketKarsch’s Village Market


Rataj-Krueger Architects Inc.
10777 Sunset Office Drive, #300, St. Louis, MO 63127

General Description

Location: Barnhart, Missouri
Date Bid: Oct 2009 Construction Period: Jan 2010 to Oct 2010
Total Square Feet: 35,384 Site: 5.13 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Size: First floor, 33,800; second floor, 1,584; total, 35,384 square feet.
Building Height: Floor to floor, 12’; total, 30’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Pre-Engineered Building.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Metal panel, stone panels. Roof: Metal. Floors: Metal decking & concrete board. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Cowell Engineering - 3008 Sutton Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63143
General Contractor: J. E. Foster Building Company - 108 Green Park Industrial Court, St. Louis, MO 63123
Mechanical Engineer: PE Services - 9 North Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036

The Karsch Family selected Rataj-Krueger Architects, Inc. to provide professional Architectural and MEP Engineering Services for their new Grocery Store. RKAI met the challenge incorporating measures for energy efficiency as well as cost effective choices in materials and methods.

The new free standing, stained concrete slab-on-grade structure is built on 5.1 acres in the semi rural community of Barnhart, Missouri. It is much different than their original 1910 wood frame store in Leadwood, Missouri. The structure, roof and most wall panels are a Pre-Engineered Metal Building. The Upper Floor is stick built metal joists supporting a metal deck all supported by the pre-engineered building columns. EIFS Brick, Talus Cast Stone products as well as custom textured metal panels accentuate the facade and provide an architectural finish beyond the typical pre-engineered building. The entire building is protected with a fire suppression system including the front covered walkway, allowing display of seasonal retail products.

Sustainable choices incorporated during the design process include: heat recovery components (from refrigeration equipment) to assist in domestic water heating and thermal tempering of the sales area interior environment. The lighting system is photo-sensitivity controlled to reduce electric powered lighting as daylight from the roof skylights naturally illuminates the space. Natural daylight is also introduced into the store on the west elevation through large, high windows equipped with a stationary canopy/louver for shading during summer months. All offices are on exterior walls with thermally insulated aluminum and glass windows. Refrigerated cases are LED lit and controlled by motion detectors sensing a customer's presence as they approach.

Cool roof colors were selected for the majority of the buildings metal roof. Exterior walls are insulated with minimum R-19 fiberglass insulation and foundation walls are insulated with R-10 rigid insulation. An R-30 fiberglass insulation was specified for the roof. The interior work environment of the receiving and storage room is seasonally tempered, dramatically improving working conditions for employees. The equipment package provided for a baler used to bind cardboard for recycling.

Besides Groceries and Produce, the design includes areas for Liquor, Butcher, Deli, Cafe Dining and Bakery. The Beer Cave (cooler) features an automatic sliding door allowing self serve access to case quantities of package liquor. The Beer Cooler also features an insulated window to the outside for visual display of beer stock. The meat preparation is on full display allowing direct access to the Butcher for custom cuts. The deli menu is on display behind the counter on an LED Monitor. Full meals can be prepared in the Deli Kitchen including comfort foods like fried chicken and meatloaf. The meals can be taken out or enjoyed in the comfort of a bistro style seating area complete with Cable TV. Fresh baked goods and decorated cakes are prepared in the Bakery Kitchen.

Product Information
Exterior Stone: Talus Roofing: McElroy Metal
Entrances & Storefronts: Stanley Windows: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Skylights: Birdview Interior: Unimast, United States Gypsum


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