Liberty High School

As a pinnacle in the community, Carl B Bruce Middle School provides the student population with a secure, comfortable learning environment.

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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 athletic events.

Hollis + Miller was tasked with redesigning a new 10,000-seat stadium for Southeast Missouri State University to replace their 90-year-old existing stadium. Focusing on the player, fan and recruiting experience was key within Houck Field to help form a new identity for SEMO Athletics.

Located within an existing quarry, our team quickly seized the opportunity to expose the natural qualities of the rock to create a unique environment for fans to gather and engage with each other. Hollis + Miller illustrated the impact of a multi-phase project through 3D renderings and accurate cost assessments so the owner could understand each and every step to meet their goals. Sponsorships and partnerships were also a large part of the design. Thinking creatively with the athletic administration, areas were identified not only to bring in additional revenue, but further advance the student athletes’ experience through those partnerships. The redesign of Houck Field emulates the latest trends by not going for a sheer quantity of seats but focusing on the quality of the experiences within.

Liggett Trail Early Education Center

Liggett Trail Early Education Center

BLUE SPRINGS, MISSOURI

  • Blue Springs School District
  • Renovation and Addition
  • $7.5 million
  • 19,800 SF

Colorful graphics and an interactive playground at Liggett Trail Early Education Center connect students with the natural environment while providing a safe, nurturing home for young learners.

At the end of a meandering drive surrounded by trees and greenery, the addition to Liggett Trail Early Education Center blends seamlessly with the existing building and fosters curiosity, learning and joy. Natural daylighting fills every inch of the space, accentuated by environmental graphics depicting the four seasons and various climates for students to explore throughout the winding corridors. Young minds are immersed in colorful, intentional learning spaces serving functional purposes. The new classrooms each boast a dishwasher, diaper changing station and shared accessible restrooms, all necessities to provide a comfortable and nurturing environment for the tiniest of learners.

Compass Montessori School

COMPASS MONTESSORI SCHOOL

  • Wheat Ridge, Colorado
  • Addition & Renovation
  • 6,200 SF
  • $1.7 million

The impressive compass sculpture hanging from the exposed ceiling of the main corridor serves as a node, providing an interesting gathering space and guiding students to their new “home”, or learning environment.

The Wheat Ridge building of Compass Montessori Schools was previously utilized as a community farmer’s market building, leading to values deeply rooted in the Montessori method and a responsibility for every individual to learn self-sufficient skills. The family culture integrated into curriculum also shines through design of the new addition and renovation, with nods to agriculture through selection of materials and finishes. Large, flexible collaboration areas serve as gathering spaces and corridors all in one. Small group breakout spaces designed to mimic farmer’s market stalls allow for one-on-one instruction or personal reflection.

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.