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

Boasting an accelerated schedule set to be complete in Fall of 2022, 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.

Metropolitan Community College-Engineering Technology Center

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Metropolitan Community College – Engineering Technology Center

  • Penn Valley Campus-Engineering Technology Center
  • Renovation & Addition
  • 16,000 SF
  • $7 million

An integrated fabrication lab brings forth many opportunities for engineering majors, art majors and the surrounding community.

Metropolitan Community College is relocating the Engineering Technology program from the Business and Technology Campus to the Penn Valley Campus to increase utilization of their existing building and create synergies between the college’s graphic design diagram and the engineering technology program.

Functions such as the fabrication lab and the 3D printing lab offer regular opportunities for students to collaborate, ideate and prototype in a shared space that will now be available to the graphic design program housed in the current Carter Arts Building. The physical placement of the program on the south edge of the Penn Valley campus is seen as a means of being a visible and usable asset to the community from which they can also access tools and technical expertise provided by talented and industry-connected faculty. In addition, it will feature a double-height space for the fabrication lab with greater connectivity to the exterior environment through the use of extensive glazing and covered outdoor spaces offering students their choice of environments in which to create.

STL 505 Student Housing

STL 505 Student Housing

IN PROGRESS

  • Springfield, Missouri
  • New Construction
  • 280,000 SF
  • $50 million

Providing contemporary, comfortable residence for students and young professionals, the STL 505 housing complex will span over almost an entire city block.

Located in the core of downtown Springfield and right off historic Route 66, this brand-new housing complex will serve students and young professionals in an urban setting. The five-story, 500+ bed building is a short walk to Missouri State University’s campus and conveniently located along the university’s transit line. On-site amenities include underground parking, a coffee house, recreation spaces, fitness center, study rooms and private courtyards complete with grills and outdoor seating. Flexible gathering areas are designed for socialization or individual escapes, and an enclosed pet area is available for the pet-friendly residents. Slated to open in the fall of 2021, this contemporary complex will be a desirable residence in a revitalized downtown area.

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.

Metropolitan Community College-Advanced Technical Skills Institute

Metropolitan Community College
Advanced Technical Skills Institute

IN PROGRESS

  • Kansas City, MO.
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • $16 million
  • 101,000 SF

Metropolitan Community College made the decision to relocate their programs from the existing Business & Technology campus to a location closer to the city and community, providing better visibility and access. Goals of moving into the former publishing house building included enhanced synergies between programs, access to public transit and new amenities supporting higher learning to prepare students fro the workforce. 

Programs such as building maintenance, welding, HVAC, Industrial Technology and Computer Integrated Machining and Manufacturing allow the development of career skills and hands-on learning. The design team was tasked with adapting the current space into innovative makerspaces, classrooms, labs and more, connected by a central spine for socialization, while also developing the building itself as a learning tool. Flexibility was key, as spaces are used by both students and the community, encouraging local business partnerships and real-world opportunities for students.

Scheduled for completion January 2022

In conjunction with Cuningham Group.