Missouri State University has undergone many changes in recent years. One of those is shifting the main visitor entrance for the university to Bear Boulevard. What was once a corridor of older buildings, now sits the new Davis-Harrington Welcome Center, Magers Health and Wellness Center, Foster Recreation Center, the newly renovated Wood House residence hall, as well as Greenwood Laboratory School Science Scholars’ Addition and the new multipurpose addition for Greenwood Laboratory School.
Phase I consisted of a locker room addition to the main level of the school. The locker rooms were positioned so that they would support the existing gym until the new gym was added in Phase II of the project. Phase II consisted of a front lobby, multipurpose gymnasium, pre-function space, weight room, restrooms, and corridors. The exterior of the adjacent electrical substation building was also refurbished. The materials that were used on the project were consistent with the BRP designed Science Scholars’ Addition and integrated the same cohesive style as the other new buildings on Bear Boulevard. Phase II of the project is set to open in Fall 2020.
“Starting with the Science Scholars’ Addition, the multipurpose gymnasium addition to the Greenwood Laboratory School was a culmination of over eight years of planning, design, and construction to enhance the student and faculty experience at this stellar K-12 school on the Missouri State campus. The design of these additions was intended to provide a quality of place that students can be proud to attend. The state-of-the-art technology incorporated into the design, as well as the competition quality facility for sports, lectures, and performances, will allow students to excel in all facets of their education.” – Gerri Kielhofner, Architect & Partner
DETAILS OF PROJECT PHASES
Phase I: 3,045 sq. ft.
Phase II: 22,996 sq. ft.
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Owner: Missouri State University
Architect: BRP Architects
MEP Engineers: RTM Consulting Engineers
A/V System Consultant: Southwest A/V
Structural Engineers: J&M Engineering
Civil: Anderson Engineering, Inc.
Landscape Architect: frankZdesign, LLC