Butler Electric Cooperative
In 2015, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative asked Gravity::Works to evaluate their existing facilities and assess the condition, feasibility and estimated cost of a comprehensive remodeling effort. As the Owner suspected, the original office space carried some historic struggles, including foundations and structural height. The assessment quickly turned into a Master Planning exercise, and the new vision for Butler Rural Electric was forged.
One of the goals that came out of the Master Planning process was an interest in a cohesive street elevation. Site planning was another key, with careful consideration for both public, semi-public and internal traffic interactions. Two existing buildings were to remain, and both were of vastly different construction types and materials. In the end, the combination of selective demolition, façade treatment and careful placement of a significant addition resulted in a comprehensive streetscape that tells a brand new story.