IES Illumination Awards Recognize Ross & Baruzzini Project for Sustainable Design

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IES Illumination Awards 2021

December 14, 2021

International Awards Program Honored Renovation Project

Our 4340 Duncan Renovation project team received the Illuminating Engineering Society Illumination Award of Merit for Energy and Environmental Design earlier this fall.

As the top technical authority on lighting, this Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) award recognizes quality lighting installations in commercial and industrial buildings that incorporate advanced energy-saving strategies and environmentally responsible solutions into the overall design.

Ross & Baruzzini provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for the gut renovation of the historic Crescent Building (4340 Duncan Avenue) located in the Cortex Innovation Community (CIC).

The Cortex Innovation Community is a vibrant, 200-acre hub of business, innovation, and technology integrated into St. Louis' historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods, surrounded by nationally-ranked universities and medical centers and abundant cultural and recreational assets.

Modern Space for Offices, Labs, and Innovation Centers

As the latest renovation project within the CIC, the renovated building provides 88,000 sq ft. of “loft-like” shell and core facilities to accommodate multiple Biotech startup companies graduating from incubator spaces at the Center for Emerging Technologies (CET) and other regional organizations.

Core building systems are flexible enough to support and adapt to changing occupancies and varying lab-to-office ratios over time. The building also accommodates several types of collaboration areas such as event spaces, meeting rooms, and shared research equipment facilities.

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