NATIONAL AWARD OF MERIT
Designer: Steve Gollehon (Morrissey Engineering), Toby Samuelson (Morrissey Engineering), Joah Bussert (Holland Basham Architects), Carlos Cabrera (Holland Basham Architects), Curt Witzenburg (Holland Basham Architects)
Photographer: Tom Kessler
A movement toward the use of environmentally-friendly products and renewable resources has allowed Green Plains – a vertically-integrated ethanol producer – to experience rapid growth. Green Plains selected a 53,000 square-foot site to house their headquarters containing a trading floor, offices, and training center. An expedited 8 month design and construction schedule provided a significant challenge to create an environment that promotes collaboration and energizes its occupants.