Superior Oil

Client – Superior Oil Company, Inc.

Superior Oil of Arnold, Missouri selected Cochran to provide architectural and civil design, geotechnical, survey, construction inspection and testing services for their new 20,000 square foot pre-engineered metal building warehouse facility and 3,000 square foot office.  The warehouse included hazardous and non-hazardous sections along with a dispensing room, loading dock, and large storage tank farm.

With in-house collaboration between Cochran’s civil and geotechnical teams, soil issues and foundation challenges were addressed prior and during construction to ensure the project schedule was not interrupted.

Heartland Park Development

Client – City of Wentzville

Cochran and Gateway Design Studio, Inc. provided design and construction administration services for the City of Wentzville’s 59 acres – Heartland Park development.  The project began in July 2013 and was completed in 2015.

Services included project management and oversight of all construction services which include coordination, budget controls, scheduling, administration, construction inspection, value engineering, quality assurance, project records, and material testing coordination, shop drawing submittal review and approvals; RFI’s submittal review and approval.

In addition, Cochran designed a memorial walk-way for the Angel Moms organization.  They wanted a peaceful experience at Heartland Park to enjoy the views of the lake and have a quiet moment.  The project includes lookouts, memorial pavers, landscaping, waterfall with a feature sculpture, and smaller creeks with additional memorial sculptures throughout.  The design was completed in August of 2015.  We then assisted in the cost estimate and construction documents.   Construction completed in 2017.


Client – Silgan

Located in the North Loop Industrial Park, Silgan is one example of Cochran’s 95% repeat clients.  Cochran was repeatedly selected by Silgan to provide architectural, engineering, survey, and construction testing & inspections services for their facility expansions.

The first project consisted of a 16,000 sf, two-story office building addition, and a facade upgrade.  Cochran provided architecture, interior, & civil design services.  Additional services included geotechnical, testing, inspection and construction administration.  This new 16,000 sf conventional steel building with curtain wall included individual offices, conference rooms, boardroom, data center, fitness area, cafeteria, and atrium lobby.  In an effort to decrease their energy cost high UV/energy efficient windows and high-energy efficient mechanical systems were used throughout.

Silgan’s second project, a 35,000 sf manufacturing, and warehouse addition included additional parking for 230 cars and a stormwater retention pond.  Cochran provided architectural, full engineering design, testing inspection, and construction administration.


Client – Esselte Corporation

Cochran was selected numerous times to provide services for office/warehouse additions and renovations. Projects include a warehouse plant office, office mezzanine addition, extension of the mezzanine level, training rooms, cafeteria, and conference rooms. Project phasing and on time completion were of extreme importance. Plant operations remained at 100% during all projects. Cochran provided architectural and civil design, survey and testing and inspection services.

Disabled Veteran’s Memorial

Client – Missouri Pathfinders

Cochran designed the Disabled Veteran’s Memorial which is a part of the new Veterans Memorial Park built in the City of Union.  The Missouri Pathfinders is a 501(3)C organization that developed the memorial.  Cochran worked with the committee to develop Community funding packets with renderings, information and cost estimates.

The memorial was designed based on the information gathered from the committee on key elements that needed to be incorporated.  Some of these elements were the pentagon shape, stadium, seating, flags, granite memorial plaques, and branches of the military.

The memorial was completed in the Spring of 2017.

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Client – City of Union

The City of Union received a master plan by another design team which came in 3 million dollars over budget. Faced with the thought of not moving forward, the City of Union turned to the Cochran team to evaluate and create a revised approach and master plan design.

This 43-acre park was completed in multiple phases. Phase One consisted of excavation and mass grading for 2 soccer fields, 1 football field, 5 baseball/softball fields, 2 ponds, and various support infrastructure. Cochran provided value engineering savings of approximately $600,000 on the Mass Grading/Master Plan which was completed in July 2013. Stormwater conveyance and management, roadway and parking lot design and layout, construction administration and inspection were also included within Cochran’s scope of services.

The park will be a full-service facility with athletic fields, concession stands, bleachers, restrooms, sprinkler park, walking trails, pavilions, playgrounds, fishing lakes, and assessable docks.

Veteran’s Care

Client – Veteran’s Care

Cochran was selected to design the 15,000 sf tilt-up office and warehouse steel structure addition of which 5,000 sf included complete tenant finishing. Cochran services included architecture, civil, and interior design along with geotechnical and survey services. The floor plan included open floor space, traditional office, conference and training rooms, two new full restrooms and an employee lunchroom with outdoor seating.

In the lunchroom, we were able to utilize some unique design elements. The existing building had a large industrial overhead door. By switching out the existing door for a new fire-station type door with glass, we were able to introduce daylighting for the lunchroom. This also allowed the owners to open the door and use the new patio on the exterior for an open indoor/outdoor area. The new finishes selected, complimented the existing finishes and brought earth tones to complement their open concept design.

Heritage Community Bank

Client – Heritage Community Bank

Cochran worked with the owner and contractor from conceptual through construction on this design-build project to upgrade the facade of the 40+-year-old shopping center.

Emphasis was given to the end suite for the anchor tenant and new owners, Heritage Community Bank. Some of their main goals for the project were to have better visibility from the highway and give the center a new life with an updated color scheme and more modern finishes. Cochran surveyed the building including existing structures to ensure the new facade would be properly stabilized and supported. A new skin was put over the existing metal facade and new paint on the existing brick. In the end, the shopping center stands out at this busy intersection bringing new attention to a once forgotten strip center.

Fricks Market

Client – Fricks Grocery Store

With a commanding view over the City of Union, the new 35,000 square foot Fricks’ Market is designed to enhance the customer experience, while placing the customer’s needs first.

Fricks, a family-owned grocery store with two locations in Missouri, selected Cochran for relocation and design of their new 35,000 square foot store. Cochran’s interior design features rich, bold colors and theme designs for the bakery, liquor, and meat & seafood departments. The highly popular deli department was expanded to include a mezzanine cafe area and convenient drive-thru for customer flexibility. Keeping sustainability in mind, Cochran utilized natural exterior materials to complement the surrounding buildings and landscape and utilized reclaimed heat to warm the warehouse. Future plans call for a waste oil (cooking oil) furnace to increase the overall sustainability of the market.

The design defining corner tower anchors the south side of the building increasing hilltop visibility and notoriety for this new location. Daylighting, energy efficient lighting, HVAC systems, refrigerator and freezer units were specially selected to increase energy efficiency.

The compact site required multiple retaining walls and underground stormwater retention for environmentally efficient and fast stormwater removal. The limited footprint demanded strategic placement for delivery truck traffic to reduce customer/delivery traffic conflicts.

Cochran services included architecture, interior, civil, and engineering design, survey, construction testing & inspection and construction observation/administration.