Based on the results of a design competition, Mackey Mitchell was selected in March, 2011 to design a spa for a private client. Located on a site outside the City of St. Louis, the 10,000sf project evolved into much more. In addition to a waterfall and an indoor pool and sauna, the client decided the building should contain more living space as well. The open glass and Douglas-fir wood-truss building features two huge stone fireplaces, a central kitchen, wet bar, bedroom, and two private bathrooms with views to the surrounding lake and landscape. Two outdoor kitchens are available for entertaining. The main entrance gallery is designed to complement the placement of artwork. A separate mechanical house with a 4-car parking garage beneath it features state-of-the-art mechanical equipment. Natural materials were carefully selected from the country’s top manufacturers. The project received a 2012 “Quality Concrete Award” from CNR (Construction News and Review). Mackey Mitchell’s project team included Gene Mackey, Tom Moore, Matthew Roeder, Clint Smith, Rachel Raterman, Andy Noll, and Steve Emer.