March 21, 2019

USA Today Selects Missouri State Rec Center as No. 1 Must-See University Building in Missouri

Our team is thrilled to have worked on this signature, award-winning project for the university.

Missouri State University, Recreation Center

The Bill R. Foster & Family Recreation Center unites two major campus precincts thanks to a unique design allowing the passerby to experience program activities without entering the facility. The building is conceived as a crystalline geode with the stone shell – referencing the historic stone buildings that define the campus – cut away to reveal a cool metal and glass interior, exposing the vibrancy of student life and recreation. This unique “cut” creates a dynamic three-dimensional space while still allowing pedestrian circulation to flow freely across campus. This design unites the campus and also creates a new symbol for health and wellness on campus.

The project has received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and been published by leading media including the New York Times, Campus Rec Magazine and Athletic Business.

Learn more about Missouri State’s dynamic recreation center >