MtM Design Architecture and Design Management St Louis
Case Study:

Sweetheart Cup

Distribution Center
University Park, IL
Complete 2003

Architectural Design (Full Services)

Sweetheart Cup’s new 909,094-square-foot regional distribution center in University Park, Ill provides a modern and highly efficient facility that improves productivity and supports training and employee retention. Completed in early 2003, the facility was the first project to be constructed in USAA Commerce Center, which was one of 15 competing sites under consideration. The Commerce Center is a 250-acre park located 20 miles south of Chicago. The $20 million facility, developed by USAA Real Estate Company, replaced an older Sweetheart Cup facility and provided for expansion. The new single storey precast concrete and structural steel facility features state-of-the art fire protection, lighting and environmental controls. The modern aesthetic establishes a professional and high-quality image for both Sweetheart Cup and the USAA Commerce Center. The building features cross-dock material flow, with trucking docks highly organized and presented architecturally as compositional elements of the façade.

This project completed while at Forum Studio.