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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 New interior finishes are needed to replace the old, worn-out, outdated materials.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.
This project includes the relocation of the open access computer lab from the second floor to the first floor. In addition, construction of office space, additional power and data will be installed to support the new computer lab.
Improvement to existing academic facilities continues to be a University focus. 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.
With the relocation of the Hospitality and Restaurant Administration department, the existing kitchen, will be reequipped to suit the needs of the Dietetics program. Most finishes including floor, ceiling and walls will be replaced and new equipment will be provided to support classes in the space.
Following the positive vote by students, the University is proceeding with the design and construction of a new health and wellness center. The new center will be approximately twice the size of the current facility and will be located on the same site as the existing center. The existing health and wellness center will relocate temporarily during the construction of the facility. The existing bookstore will not be moved or renovated under this project.
Hill Hall, built in 1924 houses the College of Education and the Department of Psychology. The renovation will improve access and provide modernization of the building. It will include electrical and mechanical systems upgrades and improvements to lab, office and classroom space.
Housing is planned near the downtown area. The facility will reflect the historical surroundings and is designed to engage the street life with the building occupants.
The University is looking to add a multi-purpose addition to the southeast corner of Greenwood Laboratory School near the intersection of Bear Boulevard and Hampton Street Transitway. This is currently the location of the outdoor paved basketball court. The addition is to include a new south "front" entrance, an adjacent office, a lobby supporting the school, restrooms, and a multipurpose center capable of seating eight hundred people. The existing utility building will be incorporated into the final design.
There is a necessity for a build out of approximately 30,000 square feet of unusable space within the Robert W. Plaster Center for Free Enterprise in order to accommodate the expansion of the cooperative Missouri State University and Missouri University of Science and Technology engineering program. Missouri State University and the Missouri University of Science and Technology are proud to currently offer two engineering programs on the Missouri State University campus - Civil and Electrical Engineering. This is an ABET accredited Engineering Program. All of the courses are taught on the Missouri State University campus. New construction would transform unusable space into a quality educational environment supporting cooperative engineering programs.
A new events center is desired on campus to serve the growing alumni base of the University. Located near the Davis-Harrington Welcome Center, this facility will be a sister facility, marking the main vehicular entrance to the University. Inside the facility beyond the office and conference rooms that will be provided, a large meeting room will be created to allow for large events to be hosted on campus reinforcing the alumni’s connections to the University.
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.
Cheek Hall is home to the departments of Computer Science, and Mathematics as well as the Information Services division. An additional graduate program and enhanced learning pedagogies require space improvements and redesign. This renovation project will redesign, modernize and upgrade the facility as well as the HVAC and electrical systems serving the university community.
As new facilities are programmed and created for the College of Arts and Letters, the vacated space in Craig Hall will need to be renovated to meet the requirements of the programs that will remain there. Built in the 1960s, this structure needs renovation, including the creation of state-of-the-art classrooms and an upgrade of Coger Theatre, to allow Craig Hall to meet the instructional needs of the College.
The 23,500 square foot Electronic Arts Building will be located within the IDEA Commons area. The Electronic Arts program is an interdisciplinary program involving faculty, students and resources from the Music, Art & Design, and Media, Journalism & Film Department in the College of Arts & Letters. This facility will be a state-of-the-art digital production facility designed to be used both as an educational facility and as an entrepreneurial center located in the heart of the IDEA Commons. This facility will provide a unique incubation facility where art and business can partner to develop electronic art applications for the future.
A new intermodal transfer station is planned for the northeast edge of the MSU main campus. The addition of this transfer station will provide multiple public transportation connections, access points to pedestrian and bicycle pathways, additional retail and office space, and increased public and University parking options. The University will partner with others to bring expanded transportation options to downtown Springfield and Center City, to promote and increase mass transit use by all.
This proposed building includes a multi-sports indoor practice facility which could be constructed on the site of the grass ROTC field across the street from the Foster Recreation Center. This will be funded through private donations.
JVIC Building #4 is the final building to be completed in the JVIC building complex. Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) Building #4 will provide expansion space for the eFactory, which is currently at full capacity. The eFactory is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and businesses in southwest Missouri start, grow and accelerate their companies. JVIC Building #4 will also house the Department of Physics to encourage collaboration, innovation, research, and education necessary to support the companies developing within the eFactory. Relocation of the Department of Physics will also allow the University to backfill existing space for expansion of the sciences.
The renovation of Kemper Hall and Kings Street Annex constitutes the second phase of the vision for the science complex. The comprehensive upgrading of these two facilities will enable the University to better fulfill its research and teaching requirements.
With a planned widening of Grand Street on the University’s southern border, Missouri State University wishes to make improvements to the existing underpass to make it much more accessible for all individuals. Extending the tunnel to the south allows for an entrance without steps. The north side of the underpass will be coordinated with the new Theater and Dance facility to allow complete accessibility to campus.
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.
Use of the library has doubled in the past decade. This project will provide better technology, furnishings, and an improved layout to support the collaborative, media-rich higher learning for MSU students today and for generations to come.
As the multicultural student population continues to grow, the need for more physical space for multicultural services and programs also grows. A new Multicultural Center is desired in the heart of campus. This facility would provide meeting, organization and programming space.
The Ozarks Science Center will house basic and applied research and undergraduate and graduate educational programs that address science and health issues. Its applied research and educational programs will be guided by regional and state needs, and the work of the Center will result from collaboration with the government. The research made possible by this facility is in concert with the Statewide Public Affairs mission of Missouri State University.
As program growth continues in health-related fields, the College of Health and Human Services will require additional instructional, laboratory, clinical and research space. This major addition to the north of the Professional Building will nearly double the available space, allowing for expanded educational program offerings.
As the student body continues to grow and student involvement also grows, more and more pressure is being put on the ability of the current Plaster Student Union to meet the needs of the University. Additional meeting spaces are needed to allow for more activities to occur. With the construction of the Welcome Center expansion which will include a new university bookstore location, the existing bookstore location could be transformed into both an annex for the Plaster Student Union and a Multi-Cultural Center. The existing space can be transformed into more meeting spaces to serve the campus along with a dedicated space for a new multi-cultural center.
A science complex will be created in the southwest corner of campus through renovation of existing facilities. The renovation of Temple Hall constitutes the first phase of the two-phase vision of the science quad. Temple Hall was constructed in 1969 and now requires major upgrading to adapt to the expanded research and teaching requirements keyed to the University’s theme of science and the environment. Temple Hall will be renovated to create updated classrooms, laboratories, and research space.
To continue the tradition of summer theater under a tent, the College of Arts and Letters would like to create an outdoor pavilion that would serve both the department and the patrons better. This new pavilion would continue the tradition of the production of plays in an outdoor environment but would provide a structure that would better enable the theater and dance department to produce the productions and increase patron comfort.
The Theatre and Dance building, to be located at the current site of the Art Annex, will contain dance studios, rehearsal spaces, design tech labs, and faculty offices for the department of theatre and dance. It will also house the Black Box Theatre, which will provide a more intimate setting for departmental productions and performance workshops.
The second phase of the Welcome Center will be devoted to supporting the functions of the University’s Student Admissions, Success Center and Bookstore. Upon completion, departments will be relocated from Carrington Hall (the current Administration Building) to this new addition. By relocating these offices space will be gained in Carrington, allowing for expansion and much needed growth of other administrative units. The bookstore relocation will allow the existing bookstore space to be renovated.