USD 305 Operations Building

New Warehouse and Office Facility

43,500 s.f.

Salina, Kansas


One design challenge of this long, large pre-engineered metal building was that it sat along a high-trafficked boulevard. To bring some verticality to the long side, and to make the building more appealing to passersby, the exterior was clad with brick that incorporated faux columns made of pre-colored CMU veneer and contrasting metal wall panels.

The most notable interior feature of the building is the 30,000+ s.f. of warehouse, storage, and work area. The space is equipped with 5 service bays, a loading dock and parking for over 12 work trucks. Large skylights were incorporated into the roof of the warehouse to bring natural light into the space.

Building Program: 7 individual offices; an open work area; 2 separate reception areas; large work room; conference room that can hold 30+ occupants; plan room made with non-combustible construction; server room; copy center with storage that neighbors the warehouse loading bay; laundry room with 5 dryers and 5 washing machines; mail room; 2 sets of restrooms; warehouse with designated storage areas for plumbing, electrical, door and lock, wood, and metal; multi-purpose and break room; carpenter work area; welding and fabrication area; 3 maintenance bays; a finishing bay; truck parking for 12+ vehicles and their snow plows; wash bay; 2 storage and equipment mezzanines