Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Breaks Ground for New GBA-Designed Administrative Building in St. Joseph

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), a global leader in the animal pharmaceutical industry, is expanding its St. Joseph campus to include a new administrative building. BIVI, the U.S. animal health division of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, broke ground on March 10 for the new four-story, 100,000-sf building. As reported by the Kansas City Business Journal, the new administrative building will house 300 employees, including some new hires. Currently, employees work at different locations in the city.

"This consolidation will help our employees become better connected," BIVI spokesman Dan Norwalk said in a release. BIVI is part of the very significant Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, which extends from Columbia, Mo., to Manhattan, Kan. 

Members of the GBA team are pleased to be part of this exciting project, providing architectural and engineering design services for the new administrative building. Special features of the design include a two-story atrium lobby, full-service dining area with outdoor patio, fitness center, and state-of-the art training/conference rooms. Among the sustainable features are a white roof membrane, under-floor air distribution, daylight harvesting sensor, and bamboo flooring.

The building was completed in the spring of 2012, and was selected for the National Award of Excellence in Commercial Design by the American Precast Association. Omega Concrete accepted the award on behalf of the project at the 2013 APA Conference in Park City, Utah.

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