YOUR BUSINESS AUTHORITY

Springfield, MO

SBJ photo by Wes Hamilton

From the Ground Up: MSU Taylor Health and Wellness Center

715 S. Florence Ave.

Posted online

Owner/developer: Missouri State University
General contractor: K&S Associates Inc. (St. Louis)
Architect: Hastings & Chivetta Architects Inc. (St. Louis)
Engineers: CJW Transportation Consultants LLC, civil; Alper Audi Inc. (St. Louis), structural; and Ross & Baruzzini Inc. (St. Louis), mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 39,994 square feet
Estimated cost: $13 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion: January 2018
Project description: The health clinic on Missouri State University’s campus is being replaced with a new building opening in early 2018. The new center is twice the size of the old building, which was built in 1969 and is almost at capacity, according to school officials. “This new facility will provide patient exam rooms, an urgent care facility, counseling offices, wellness rooms and a drive-up window for the pharmacy,” said Lauren Webster, associate director of planning, design and construction for MSU. The original clinic was built for a student body of 9,000 and now there are 24,000 students. MSU spokeswoman Nicki Donnelson said the school issued $12.7 million in bonds, underwritten by Hilltop Securities Inc., to fund the project. This fall, a student-approved fee of $29 per semester began being applied to tuition to cover the annual bond payments.

Comments

No comments on this story |
Please log in to add your comment
Editors' Pick

Crossroads in Republic ripe for industrial park

Two buildings in a budding Republic industrial park just might be the welcome mat officials need.

Most Read
SBJ Live logo
MOST-WATCHED VIDEOS
Giving Employees a Career Choice

“We think it’s a good thing if every employee has a number of choices. Maybe they’ll want to stay and make a career at Amazon and we welcome that,” says Juan Garcia, Director - Associate …

Training Bootcamp: Training Needs Assessment All workplace problems have root causes. When will training be the solution? Sherry Coker, OTC Center for Workforce Development business development director, provides you the framework of a training needs assessment, which will uncover the root causes of a workplace problem and help you determine if training is the solution. A download is available at workforce.otc.edu/bootcamp with a complete outline for an effective training needs assessment. This is sponsored content. Duration: 2:29
Don’t Micro-Manage Are you guilty of micromanaging your employees? “If we’re going to require them to be that educated when they come to work for us, should we not let them do their job? They should know so much …
Seek Wisdom from Many “My whole life goal is to change the world, one connection at a time,” says Keisha Mabry. Mabry, who is an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur, says she had a “quarter-life crisis” and …
DNA Uncovers Best Version of You A simple swab of the inside of your cheek can lead to optimizing your nutrition and fitness program, personal medication profile, in addition to your ancestry. According to Austin O’Reilly, owner …