University of St. Mary Athletics

University of St. Mary Athletics

LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS

  • University of St. Mary
  • New Construction

Athletics take center stage at University of St. Mary. With 75% of the student population being athletes, they needed a complex that could host all its athletes and fans on campus.

The complex’s inaugural homecoming celebration was the largest game day attendance in school history, with students, faculty, alumni, family and friends all coming together to celebrate the its Athletics new home.

A soccer field and synthetic turf football field are joined by a two-sided press box with hospitality area. Locker rooms, concessions and a multipurpose space are housed on the first floor of the press box.

Southeast Missouri State University – Houck Stadium

Southeast Missouri State University
Houck Stadium

IN PROGRESS

  • Houck Stadium
  • Renovation
  • 65,000-100,000 SF
  • $20-26 million

The stadium’s natural site is located within an existing quarry and will create a unique environment for many future student, community and athletic events.

Hollis + Miller was tasked with redesigning a new 10,000-seat stadium for Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) to transform its 91-year-old existing stadium into a new front porch for Redhawk athletics and SEMO’s campus. Focusing on the player, fan and recruiting experience was key to help form a new identity and provide a multi-phase, multi-use development revitalizing the gateway connecting the University and downtown Cape Girardeau.

As one of the largest, most ambitious construction projects in the university’s nearly 150-year history, the project will transform SEMO’s stadium into a vibrant multi-use complex spanning nearly 10-acres. The facility will provide more than 175,000 square feet of flexible, high-capacity, and modern space to house academic programs, provide space for experiential learning activities supported by public-private partnerships, create venues for economic and community events, and renovate space for athletic competitions (University, high school and community).

The project is the result of the University’s desire to create an integrated, hybrid facility focusing on SEMO students, faculty, and staff – academically, personally, and professionally – designed to serve visitors and members of the community. Located within an existing quarry, our team seized the opportunity to expose the natural qualities of the rock to create a unique environment for fans to gather and engage, creating memorable experiences tailored to individual needs.

Northwest Missouri State University Athletic Locker Rooms

Northwest Missouri State University

MARYVILLE, MISSOURI

  • Lamkin Activity Center
  • Football Locker Room
  • Renovation
  • 5,500 SF

Northwest Missouri State University reimagined its existing football locker room space to create a destination where players, coaches, recruits and the community could feel a prideful connection to the university.

With a strong focus on brand identity and school pride, the main space of the locker room boasts a number of brand elements, including a large, illuminated Bearcat ceiling logo within a carefully coordinated pattern of football field markings. The design team brought innovative thinking regarding locker exhaust design to alleviate odors within the space and also upgraded restrooms, showers and the equipment room. Focusing on the notion of family, a large open area provides players and coaches the opportunity to socialize and come together during gameday and non-gameday scenarios. The end result is a new home for Bearcat Football and the larger Maryville community.