Planning, Design & Construction

The Office of Planning, Design & Construction is responsible for the development of the physical environment on campus.  This responsibility starts with the development of the long-range master plans and visioning guides for all campuses of the Missouri State University system and continues through the development and completion of construction projects. In everything we do, we work to build a better Missouri State.

Mark Wheeler Photo

Have you met Mark Wheeler? He's our new Director & University Architect!

Below is a short survey for you to get to know him better.

What are you looking forward to in your new position?

I look forward to building on the amazing foundation that has been left by others, continuing to design and oversee the construction of amazing spaces, interior and exterior, for all students, faculty and staff.

If you could meet anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

My grandfather and the Apostle Paul.  

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

“Brown Eyed Girl”.  My wife has brown eyes and that is the only song I need on my soundtrack.

What is something you would like to learn how to do?

Automotive repair work.

What is your favorite quote?

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – ‘tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning”.

Office location
Burgess House - 736 S. National Ave.




8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mailing address
Missouri State University
Planning, Design & Construction
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Click on the map below for directions to the Burgess House.Directions FROM NORTH: From National - turn left  on Cherry, turn right on Kickapoo, turn right on Madison. Burgess  House will be on the right. OR Turn left on Harrison, turn right on McCann, turn right on Madison, Burgess House will be on  the right. FROM SOUTH: From National - turn  right on Madison, Burgess House will be  on the left.