We helped a two-year-old startup brewery cement their place in the craft beer market with an innovative brewery and bierhall. What once was the Renard Paper Company, now has room for 450 people to enjoy a beer – just steps away from the brewhouse, fermentation hall and packaging facility that are permanently on display. As part of how we built sustainability into the design, green features also function as aesthetics.

Seeing the light

We removed a wall and built a covered, outdoor patio that’s flanked by a wall of glass. It helps the production facility utilize natural light – and gives everyone the chance to see how their beers are made and packaged.

Going green

To further offset some of the energy needed in the production process, we developed innovative solutions to capture solar energy and heat normally lost in the process. In addition to a striking design in the heart of The Grove neighborhood in St. Louis, our building is already helping Urban Chestnut grow their production and streamline their processes.

The space is pretty much perfect for what we want to do, and gives us room to grow.

Project In Numbers
~70,000 SF
$12M
2014
4465 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis Business Center

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8455 Maryland

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Jefferson Commons

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8840 PERSHALL

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Green Park Broadway

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Chouteau’s Crossing

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CSTK

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Page Business Center

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UCBC

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Leed Certification

Sustainable Sites
  • Site selection
  • Alternative transportation (public transportation access, bike storage, fuel efficient vehicles, parking capacity)
  • Reusing a building in a densely populated area vs. less populated reduces vehicle miles traveled and reduces construction material and waste.
  • Indoor bike parking and changing area for employees and bike parking on the street.
Water Efficiency
  • Reducing the baseline water consumption of the building by a minimum of 20 percent.
  • Water use reduction (low-flow bathroom)
Energy and Atmosphere
  • Minimizing known pollutants in the HVAC system by making sure that refrigeration are low polluting and don’t use HCFCs.
  • Installation of a 75-kilowatt photovoltaic (solar) system on the roof to offset energy costs.
  • Reduced energy through natural light where possible, using low energy light fixtures, kitchen equipment and lighting controls.
Materials and Resources
  • 75%+ of construction waste diverted from disposal
  • Using green interior finishes/furniture – regionally made, regionally sourced interiors
  • On-site recycling and composting
  • Selling spent grain for agricultural use
Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Building will always be smoke-free.
  • Low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) emitting paints, sealants and coatings for better air quality.
  • Daylight and views for seated spaces.
Awards & Press

2014 Keystone Project of the Year

2015 Governor’s Metropolitan Community/Redevelopment Project of the Year 

Craft Brewing Business

Feast Magazine

St. Louis Post Dispatch