Request for Qualifications - Renovation and Addition to Temple Hall

Renovation and Addition to Temple Hall - College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Missouri State University 

Project Number 210611-116

July 29, 2021  Revised July 30, 2021

Missouri State University is seeking qualification statements from architectural firms interested in working with the University on a multi-phased project to renovate and provide an addition to Temple Hall on the Missouri State University campus. With over 2,400 students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields under the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. For more information about the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, please visit their website:

Temple Hall is the home of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. The building includes lab, academic, and office space for the biology, chemistry, geography, geology, and planning departments. Due to space constraints, these departments also occupy various other spaces throughout campus and are not able to be entirely housed in Temple Hall. Temple Hall is a four-story building built in 1971 contains approximately 126,000 square feet. It is a cast-in-place concrete structure that has seen minor renovation work over its 50-year life. However, the building did receive a vivarium addition in 2011 and a greenhouse addition in 2019.  A multi-phased renovation/addition to Temple Hall will allow the advancement of sciences for decades to come. The first phase will comprise a building addition on the northeast corner of the building to house research laboratories. Due to the short floor-to-floor height of the existing building, required ventilation cannot be provided for the existing laboratories. Once Phase I is complete, Phase II will provide a backfill renovation to the existing building. All project phases must be consistent in design, creating a unified building upon completion.

Missouri State University completed a master plan for the College of Natural and Applied Sciences in September 2020.  Based on these findings, the University is pursuing this project composed of the following components.

General Requirements

Part of the challenge for this project will be the timing for the construction work to be done.  The building will need to remain functional during the renovation or construction phase. Therefore, the consultant should work with the college to develop a schedule that meets both the University's needs and be as efficient as possible for the contractor executing the renovation.  It is expected that once the renovation is complete, the College of Natural and Applied Sciences will vacate other University buildings and be incorporated into the design of the addition and renovation. However, work in other University buildings will be outside the scope of this contract. 


Department / Building

Area (Square Feet)



Kemper Hall


Kings Street Annex


 Plaster Sports Complex


 Temple Hall




 Kemper Hall


Temple Hall




 Cheek Hall




 Kemper Hall


 Levy-Wolf Building


 Temple Hall




 Cheek Hall




Baker Observatory


Kemper Hall




 Temple Hall




Phase I: Building Addition

Phase I of this project will include a new addition to Temple Hall.  This addition is currently envisioned on the northeast corner of the building; this 65,000 to 90,000 square foot addition would house research laboratories.  This addition would allow Temple Hall to have a more substantial, more welcoming presence to the most prominent campus adjacent to Hammons Fountain.  Temple Hall has eight entrances, creating safety concerns.  This new addition should help pull students into the building with a new main entry and minimal secondary entrances.  The University expects that the Total Project Cost for this portion of the project is $40,000,000.

Phase II: Interior Renovation 

Phase II of this project will address the interior finishes of the common areas and public spaces while maintaining the original architectural features of a daylight atrium and cast-in-place concrete walls.  In addition to finishes, a single elevator serves the entire building as a passenger and service elevator.  Minimal ADA improvements have occurred to restrooms over the years, and accessibility is minimal.  All improvements will need to meet Universal Design and Accessibility standards.  The University expects new energy-efficient systems will be specified and implanted in both phases of this project.  The University expects that 126,000 square feet of existing space in the building will receive some renovation with a Total Project Cost for this portion of the project is $20,000,000.

The University is currently seeking funding for this project.  The University has procured enough funding to begin programming and the schematic design phase for the project.  As additional funding becomes available, the project will proceed through the design phases.

If your firm is interested in providing these requested professional services, please respond to the Request for Qualifications questions noted below.  Please provide five (5) printed copies of your response to the office of Planning, Design and Construction located in the Burgess House on the Missouri State University campus.  These responses must be received by 5:00 p.m., August 12, 2021.  These may be hand-delivered to our office at 736 South National Avenue or mailed to Planning, Design and Construction, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri, 65897. Each firm's qualifications will be reviewed and evaluated by a committee.

Selection Schedule

           July 29, 2021:                         Request for Qualifications Issued

August 12, 2021:                    Due date for Request for Qualification Submissions.

August 13-26, 2021:               University review of RFQ submissions.

August 26, 2021:                    Notify firms for interviews.

September 21-22, 2021:         Firm Interviews 

September 23, 2021:              Final Selection

September 24-29, 2021:         Fee/Contract Negotiations

September 29, 2021:              Fee Submission to Administrative Services for review

October 15, 2021:                   Anticipated approval by Board of Governors

The University requires consultants to use the University's consulting services agreements, which can be found on our website. Please review and become familiar with these documents prior to submitting your qualification statement.  By submitting a response to this request, the University understands that your firm is willing to accept the conditions within the agreement without modification.

Submit all inquiries regarding this request to Planning, Design and Construction at (417) 836-5101 or  Answers to questions will be provided as quickly as possible.



Mark S. Wheeler, AIA, LEED AP
University Architect & Director of Planning, Design and Construction