Schrenk Hall Renovation

Project Description

Client: Missouri S&T
Location: Rolla, MO
Year Completed: 2017
Architect: Phillip Walter, The Clark Enersen Partners

The Details

Schrenk Hall is a Chemistry Building for Biological Sciences at Missouri S&T in Rolla, MO.  This renovation project was a complete gut and rebuild of the 2nd and 3rd floor labs and offices while the 1st and Ground floor was still occupied.

Eight new labs were created with the new design along with Grad Student Rooms and Offices.  The lab spaces included 50 new lab hoods and a new autoclave.  New metal stud and drywall walls, new windows, resinous flooring in the labs, terrazzo floor in the corridors, all new electrical, HVAC, plumbing and fire suppression system was installed on 2nd and 3rd floor.

It also includes new air handling units and removal of all the existing strobic fans from the roof and installation of one exhaust fan unit to take place of the existing strobic fans.  A new roof was also installed.

The Linc

Project Description

Client: Lincoln University
Location: Jefferson City, MO
Surface Area: 80,000 ft²
Year Completed: 2017
Architect: Cary Gampher, The Architects Alliance

The Details

A collaboration between Lincoln University and Jefferson City Parks and Recreation and consisted of a new University Wellness and Parks Multi-Purpose Recreation Center located on the Lincoln Campus.  The project includes an approximately 80,000 total square foot two-story building with a walk-out lower level to the south of the building and on-grade elevated track access to the north.

The 35,000 sq. ft recreation center includes 4 basketball courts, 6 volleyball courts which all have ceiling mounted, retractable goals and nets.  The 10,300 sf elevated track is a 3 lane, 8-lap mile track.  There are also 3,000 sf of administrative offices, concessions, commons areas, offices/workstations and break rooms.

This facility has a state-of-the-art fitness center and several classrooms/flex space throughout for use by both the students and staff.  Also included is a football game suite with an outdoor game viewing deck.  The lower level includes locker rooms for Lincoln University football with custom wood lockers and track locker rooms.  There are also coaches and administrative office spaces.   This project also included a conversion of the Lincoln baseball complex into a collegiate softball facility.

The student fitness area includes state of the art exercise equipment and weights for students and members use.

University of Missouri-Columbia, Sinquefield Music Center

Project Description

Client: University of Missouri- Columbia
Location: Columbia, MO
Surface Area: 43,000 ft2
Year Completed: 2019
Architect:Andrew Mixdorf, BNIM Architects

The Details

This new School of Music Building began with the demolition of existing structures at the site. This 42,814 square foot building was designed to provide optimum acoustic facilities for numerous types of performances, practices and and classes.

Sound isolation and noise control through special acoustical materials and construction was given special attention on this project.  Room acoustics are balanced by the room shape, volumes, surface finishes and backup construction of walls, ceilings, and floors to ensure a beautiful, acoustic environment.  Specific concerns included the projection and distribution of sound, control of echo and flutter, communication among performers, and appropriate level of loudness and reverberation for the specific use of each room.  Design features allow for flexibility and adaptability to emerging trends and needs.

Structurally, the project included cast in place spread footings, cast in place columns and a cast in place superstructure. Other structural components included CMU load bearing walls, precast concrete panel exterior walls, and structural steel columns and a steel framed roof.  There are three occupied levels and a fourth-floor penthouse.

Mechanical work included vibration control for the VAV’s and air handling units.  Ductwork included silencers for acoustical treatment and elimination of HVAC system noise.

The new school of music has specific conduit routing restrictions and included all LED lighting and addressable fire alarm system.

The University’s website describes the facility as follows:

The Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield Music Center (SMC) opened in 2020 with these features, all acoustically isolated and optimized:

  • Large instrumental rehearsal room for band, orchestra, percussion, jazz band, and new music ensembles
  • Choral Hall for small recitals and choral rehearsals (100-seat capacity), including a new Steinway 7’ grand piano
  • Three classrooms for music education, music theory, and a music lab including group piano equipment
  • A suite of offices for the administrative staff and a faculty workroom
  • A state-of-the-art recording studio with control room and isolation booths
  • 14 faculty offices for history, theory, music education, conducting, and percussion
  • 6 practice rooms for percussion
  • 20 general practice rooms, including two large ones for chamber ensembles
  • Storage for large and small instruments belonging to the School of Music
  • Large ensemble library

Plaza 900 University of Missouri-Columbia, Dining Hall


Project Description

Client: Plaza 900, Food Court Emporium
Location: Columbia, MO
Surface Area: 2,525 sq. ft.
Year Completed: 2014
Architect: Paul Luzecky, Chiodini Associates

The Details

This project included finishing the addition of 2,525 s.f. of shell space to the east and west sides of Plaza 900, the Food Court Emporium.

LEED requirements as well as coordination with the food service equipment provider were key components of this project.

Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Project Description

Client: Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Missouri School of Journalism
Location: Columbia, MO
Surface Area: 450,000 sq. ft.
Year Completed: 2006
Architect: Kozeny-Wagner

The Details

A joint-venture with Kozeny-Wagner, this project included the complete renovation of the Sociology Building and a major portion of Walter Williams Hall in addition to the construction of a new four-story link between the two buildings. Extensive shoring and underpinning work was completed in order to add an additional floor to the Sociology Building. Other features included dimension stone cladding along with masonry restoration of the existing buildings, new ornamental metal work to match existing, new windows and entryways, skylights, ceramic tile and terrazzo flooring, interior stone restoration, new elevator and updated mechanical and electrical systems.