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Columbia Soccer Club Pride Park Concession Stand

Construction of the Columbia Soccer Club’s Concession Stand is scheduled to begin late August, before the fall season. The project includes concession space, rest rooms and a covered seating area. The Soccer Club draws over a thousand players and their families from Mid-Missouri to Columbia every Saturday morning.  The Club also hosts tournaments each spring and fall.  Fifteen years ago the Soccer Club began developing its own soccer park, called Pride Park, with the help of local sponsors and donors.  This park currently maintains five playing fields and will have nine playing fields in the future.
Address: Roger Wilson Memorial Drive
Project Size: 784 square feet of enclosed space 1,110 covered shelter
Estimated Cost: $100,000.
Client: Columbia Soccer Club
Estimated Completion: Fall 2008

Architect: Steven Bourgeois

“A” Alley

In an innovative twist that makes use of building space in a previously ignored and overlooked spot, Bourgeois has refashioned the storefront on the alley side of The Dorsey Block, behind 906-918 East Broadway.

The design takes advantage of original structural elements and added detail to the alleyway. The project is the first to come of future storefronts along the alley that will provide pedestrian access and additional real estate to the downtown area.

Before work could begin, Bourgeois and the owners, John and Vicki Ott, had to petition the city council to give the alley a name so it could be addressed properly. The owners worked with fire, police and the public works department to overcome problems with establishing a commercial entryway that faces the alley corridor.

Bourgeois has a long list of projects he’s involved in, including the Wilson’s Total Fitness at Forum Boulevard, which will include a swimming pool with a retractable roof and an all glass enclosure to incorporate natural light from the 100-year flood plain of the Hinkson Creek where it is being built. He is also redeveloping The Berry Building on Walnut Street into a mixed commercial and residential building.
Address: 907 “A” Alley
Project Size: 3,000 square feet of commercial storefront
Project Description: The first of future storefronts behind The Dorsey Block of East Broadway that will add unique spaces and pedestrian access along the alley.
Client: John and Vicki Ott
Estimated Completion Date: The first phase is complete. The interior is left plain so it can be customized later.

Architect: Simon Oswald Architecture

Missouri Hall, Columbia College

In 2005, Missouri Hall, the historic Columbia College 1920’s dormitory, housed its admissions department and some of the student services on its main floor, but the rest of the building had fallen into such a state of disrepair that it was rendered uninhabitable.  When they turned to Simon Oswald Architecture to design the renovation, the administration made the commitment to seek LEED certification, but only if they could do so without spending any additional money.

The renovators incorporated high quality wood replacement windows, retained the original structure and lines of the historic building, and creatively re-used original materials.

The student services are now housed in one location, with the Admissions Department on the main level adjacent to the historic lobby, parlor, and grand staircase.  SOA’s design concept opened the grand stairway to a new east street side entry, flooding the public spaces with natural light, and renovated the west side courtyard with French doors opening to the main lobby, strengthening the building’s link to the Student Commons along with a new elevator and egress stair.  The removal of a portion of the third floor to create a soaring two-story “one stop shop” for student services, and the refinishing of salvaged hardwood floors into contemporary ceiling panels reinforced the ties between the historic and modern uses of the building.

Simon Oswald Associates now has seven architects, a registered interior designer, three LEED accredited professionals, and six additional architectural and interior designers on staff.  Major current projects include: several Columbia College renovation projects, new and remodeled facilities for several area banks, the remodeling of the Governor’s Mansion in Jefferson City, an addition and remodeling for  First Presbyterian Church, and remodeling projects for Boone Hospital Center and University of Missouri Health Care. In addition, SOA is the associate architect with DLR Group of Kansas City for the Columbia Public Schools’ new elementary school and new high school.

Architect: Peckham & Wright Architects

Missouri Credit Union

The architects at PWA were asked to make the Missouri Credit Union building stand out from neighboring developments, respond to the needs of users and visitors and be energy efficient.

The building was situated to provide multiple entry points and convenient drive-through access.

The impervious pavement was reduced, allowing storm water runoff to be channeled through a detention system in the form of two landscaped rain gardens that help filter contaminants and pollutants. Primarily native plants were used for landscape, with some non-native plants for late fall and winter color. Native plants have deeper root systems than nonnative plants, and therefore reduce the need for extensive irrigation or watering.

The light-colored paving and building materials reduce the heat island effect by reflecting the heat of the sun. Full cutoff site lighting was used to reduce night sky light pollution and the development’s impact on nocturnal environments.

Many energy-efficient features were also incorporated into the design of the building. These include water conserving plumbing fixtures, which help to reduce the burden on municipal water and wastewater systems. A geothermal heating and cooling system was selected.

To encourage the occupants to recycle, a convenient storage and collecting area for recyclable materials was incorporated into the design.

Construction materials and finishes were selected to maximize the amount of post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content. Wherever possible, regionally available materials were used to reduce the impact on the environment resulting from transportation to the site.
Address: 1310 Smiley Lane
Client: Missouri Credit Union
Size: 3,500 square feet
Contractor: Professional Contractors & Engineers
Completion: 2006

Architect: Brian Pape


Fay Street Lofts

Originally built in 1919-1920 as the Wright Brothers Mule Barn, this two-story brick building near downtown was subjected to years of water and termite damage to its walls.

Pape wanted to find a way to repair the damaged structure without loosing the historic character of the building. But only a part of the north section that had already been demolished seemed to be a good place to rebuild new apartment dwellings over the old foundations.

Most of the building was completely gutted and rebuilt to turn the Mule Barn into Columbia’s first mixed building of its kind in both character and environmentally conscious features.

Its attention to “greener” alternatives made it Columbia’s first LEED certified commercial building. It has Mid-Missouri’s first and only LiveRoof of plants next to a public garden roof terrace. The parking lot is paved with porous asphalt that filters rainwater through a limestone rock bed. Other common areas are an atrium and a patio.

Seven of the eight residential units have been leased, and a deck running the length of the west side is under construction. The commercial space, which has 15,000 total square feet and individual spaces ranging from 800 to 5,000 square feet, will be finished at the end of August. The ground floor is designed for retail, including a restaurant, and the second floor for offices.

Along with the Fay Street Lofts project, Pape recently completed the new Ragtag/Uprise Backery/Ninth Street Video building and will work on a five-unit apartment flat of luxury two bedroom units on Cherry Street.
Address: 505 Fay Street
Project Size: Almost 40,000 square feet of finished areas
Client: Packers on Hinkson, LLC established by Brian and Joy Pape
Contractor: Wesbury Construction
Estimated Completion Date: August 2008
Project Description: A unique gut rehab of an old two-story brick meatpacking plant near downtown provides the area’s first mixed use building of its kind.

Architect: Peckham & Wright Architects


Eco Schoolhouse

When the Columbia Public School District lost one of its classroom trailers to arson, officials were faced with finding a replacement building to teach class. That’s how the Eco School House came about.

The school district wanted a small, energy efficient and economical building as an alternative to a classroom trailer. The building looks like an old-time one-room schoolhouse and will be located next to the 98-year-old Grant Elementary School.

The building will meet LEED criteria by incorporating photovoltaic panels, designed to provide net-zero electrical use on an annual basis, bamboo floors, tubular skylights, solar panels and an energy-efficient heating and cooling system.

The school district hopes the move toward a more sustainable classroom environment, will highlight its focus on sustainability. So far, 27 local businesses have contributed to the Eco Schoolhouse project.
Address: 10 E. Broadway
Project Size: 1,024 square feet
Client: Columbia Public School District
Commissioning Agent: Project Solution Companies
Contractors: Community Volunteers
MEP Engineer: Timberlake Engineering
Structural/Civil Engineer: Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw
Project Estimate: $30,000 (excluding about $220,000 in donations)
Estimated Completion Date: August 2008

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