Missouri State University

FY 2015-2016



Improvement to existing academic facilities continues to be the theme of the Facilities Reutilization Plan.  Ellis Hall, built in 1959, houses the Music Department.  Renovations to the building will include replacement of the exterior curtain wall with energy efficient materials, upgrade of electrical and mechanical systems with concentration of soundproofing and environmental control for the delicate musical instruments. Hill Hall, built in 1924 houses the College of Education and the Department of Psychology.  Renovation will improve access and provide modernization of the building.  Renovation will include electrical and mechanical systems upgrades and improvements to lab, office and classroom space. 


This new facility, located on the west mall between Kemper Hall and Glass Hall, will be an interdisciplinary science center for conducting research and providing undergraduate and graduate educational programs that address health and life science issues.  Its applied research and educational programs will be guided by regional and state needs, and the work within the Center will involve collaborations with education, healthcare, business, community service, and governmental organizations.  The research made possible by this facility is in concert with the public affairs mission of Missouri State University.


McDonald Hall, built in 1940, houses the Kinesiology Department.  Renovation will include construction of a redesigned interior for current program needs and complete electrical and mechanical system upgrades.  Renovation will provide necessary improvements and allow for consolidation of academic programs to the core of campus. 


This campus landmark, built in 1908, is the Missouri State University central administration building.  It is frequented by all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus.  Renovations in Carrington Hall will include reallocation of internal spaces in order to better meet current and future needs.  Infrastructure upgrades will include HVAC, plumbing, fire suppression and electrical system improvements.


The College of Business has outgrown the existing facilities within Glass Hall.  Additional spaces along with renovations of the existing building are needed to keep the College current and competitive.  A new main entrance is needed for this building that will provide a sense of place for the students, faculty and alumni of the College.  New interior finishes are needed to replace the old, worn-out, outdated materials.  Improvements to common areas, including a food court, are planned to enhance the student experience.  A Student Success Center Addition is planned to house the college's career center, advising, corporate recruiter space and a board room.


IDEA Commons is a geographic area in downtown Springfield that will include locations for spin-off commercialization of technologies and University programs that will create an environment to generate creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the benefit of the Springfield region. IDEA Commons is Missouri State University's vision and commitment to create a new type of urban research park that is blended with residential, retail and entertainment facilities, and supported by various university programs. This unique project will bring together Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Arts (IDEA) and is an example of how the University continues to be engaged in promoting the community's livability and economic success. 


This new facility is designed to provide a great first impression for prospective College of Health and Human Services students and faculty and to encourage multi-disciplinary interaction.  The building will include a welcoming lobby, multi-disciplinary health clinic, skills laboratories, offices, classrooms, and group study spaces for the Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Nursing, and Nurse Anesthesia programs.  The facility will also include mannequin simulation labs for the Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia programs.   


Renovation of Sunvilla Tower will include the installation of life safety systems into the facility to allow the apartment kitchens to be put back into use.  A fire suppression system will be installed allowing for modifications to the student rooms.  The kitchens will be renovated allowing for a complete working kitchen in each apartment.  New interior finishes will be provided to update the look of the facility.  The mechanical and electrical systems will be upgraded to provide better comfort within the building and to meet the increased electrical needs dictated by the multiple use of electronic devices by the students.  Sunvilla Tower will be added to the central chilled water loop to provide for an efficient way to cool the facility.  At the west end of the property where Sunvilla is located, a new FEMA rated storm shelter will be constructed to provide a safe zone for students and the surrounding community in the event of severe weather.  


The transitway will accommodate multiple modes of transportation and will include a dedicated shuttle vehicle roadway, bicycle pathways, and pedestrian walkways.  The transitway is envisioned as a heavily landscaped corridor that will further enhance the beauty of the campus and unify the east and west portions of campus, leading to a pedestrian and bike friendly campus.  The design will build upon standards that the University has developed for other related improvements currently on our campus and continue to tie the entire transit system into a unified whole.   


This landmark building will offer cutting edge technology to draw the interest of today's students.  Acting as a gateway to campus, Phase l of this facility will offer comfortable lobby/reception area, offices, conference room, and an auditorium.  The facility is designed to reinforce its sense of place on the Missouri State University campus.