PROJECT PROFILE AWARDS Project Name: HopCat St. Louis Location: University City, Missouri Designer: Cuhachi & Peterson Contractor: Knoebel Construction Knoebel Construction completed the complex renovation of an historic building in the iconic Delmar Loop in St. Louis into the beautiful HopCat St. Louis craft beer bar. Knoebel preserved as much of the original structure as possible, including wood beams and exposed brick. The entire roof structure was rebuilt and all utilities were upgraded, which required trenching open the adjacent street and sidewalk on busy Delmar Boulevard. Windows on the second floor had to be removed to install the commercial kitchen equipment. The HopCat St. Louis features seating for 245 guests, a draft bar, an outdoor beer garden that seats 100 guests and event space.
Project Name: Bibibop Asian Grill Location: Pinecrest and Orange Village, Ohio Designer: Finn Daniels Architects Contractor: Fortney & Weygandt Inc The Bibibop Asian Grill is an exciting addition to the new lifestyle center in the Cleveland suburb of Pinecrest. Gleaming white with vibrant orange accents, the restaurant welcomes diners and visitors alike. A growing brand, Bibibop creates meals inspired by the Korean dish bibimbap (mixed rice). Guests assemble their meal as they move down the line with a variety of toppings. A separate counter area was constructed in the dining room for guests to purchase bubble tea and other specialty drinks.
Project Name: IKEA Oak Creek Location: Oak Creek, Wisconsin Designer: WD Partners Contractor: Pepper Construction WD Partners’ mission was set: take an existing IKEA prototype and reduce overall cost for the buildout of its Oak Creek, Wisconsin store. Conducting a peer review of the brand’s current design, WD found several opportunities for savings within the building structure, architecture, overall space layout and construction timeline. Its use of BIM technology identified more opportunities for efficient design strategies. By the time the store opened, WD reduced IKEA’s prototype buildout costs by 8 percent (it originally sought 4 percent). In addition, WD helped streamline overall communication efforts.
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION — MARCH : APRIL 2019