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.

Bruce Colony Photo

Have you met Bruce Colony? He's one of our new Project Managers!

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

What are you looking forward to in your new position?

I’m just happy to be here, hope I can help the ball club. I just want to give it my best shot and the good lord willing, things will work out.

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

Alive: Barack Obama or Dead: Samuel Clemens.

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

"Slime on the Video" by Frank Zappa, "The Great Gig in the Sky" by Pink Floyd, "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin and "Hell in a Bucket" by The Grateful Dead.

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


What is your favorite quote and book?

Quote: "To be surprised, to wonder is to begin to understand" – Jose Ortega y Gasset. Book: The Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

Attention: August 2018 Prevailing Wage Law Updates

Legislation (HB 1729) passed by the Missouri General Assembly and signed by the Governor becomes effective August 28, 2018. This new law makes several changes to Missouri's prevailing wage system. Missouri's Prevailing Wage Law establishes a minimum wage rate for public works projects in Missouri valued over $75,000. This law applies to all public works projects constructed by or on behalf of state and local public bodies.

The rates must be incorporated into contract specifications for all public works jobs. This is the minimum wage rate required for the project. Employees are free to bargain for a higher rate of pay. Employers are free to pay a higher rate of pay. The prevailing wage rate differs by county and for different types of work.

For more information regarding the changes to Prevailing Wage, visit the Missouri Department of Labor

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.