Miles Associates has previously provided architectural services for KAMO Rural Electrical Cooperative, and most recently completed an extensive land use alternative siting study, dealing with major flood plain issues. As a result of this study, Miles has assisted KAMO in renovating the existing 27,000 SF facility to become a Technology Wing and providing a new 56,000 SF two-story, Administrative and Engineering Wing.
The Owner intends the new building to reflect the existing architectural style of the campus. The Central Plains Regional Territorial Prairie Style features over sized, split-faced “prairie block” facade with pilasters that support the hipped standing seam metal roof, sun screens that articulate the glass openings, and wood beams, ceilings and stone clad columns at the interior major gathering spaces to carry through the territorial style. While glass front windows at conferencing areas serve as marker boards at the head of each office wing, a two-tone wood stain, stone and black iron pallet of materials is used to confirm the references of the regional, prairie style.
The new facility encloses a hardened area for the Systems Operations SCADA Control Room and a Dispatch call center. The N.O.C. for the emergency Telecom support is housed in the renovated spaces. Ware housing, generator support, an Engineering Tech Center a training facility and an all 17 Association member Board Room are also part of the new and renovated campus.