UMKC School of Pharmacy at Missouri State University

UMKC School of Pharmacy at Missouri State University

The Clark Enersen Partners were architectural and engineering consultants to UMKC for a developer driven project completing programming, concept design, laboratory planning, space planning, and documentation review for the renovation of 13,654 gross square feet of space on the fourth floor of an existing building in Springfield, Missouri’s “Brick City” for the UMKC School of Pharmacy at MSU. This School of Pharmacy program will be new to MSU and is intended to accommodate class sizes of 30 students. Currently UMKC’s School of Pharmacy admits about 125 students a year, out of 600 applicants. The program at Missouri State expanded the incoming class by about 25 percent.

The new facility was designed to work within the existing 4th floor footprint and included; a state-of-the-art teaching laboratory, several classroom spaces, student meeting and interactive areas and faculty offices. The classroom space included three video-conference-equipped classrooms that support the transmission of classes among the Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield sites.

While The Clark Enersen Partners were not hired to develop final construction documents, the team did develop the entire design and bridging documents through an interactive process meeting with key stakeholders from the School of Pharmacy and UMKC Facilities staff. Dean Russell Melchert was actively involved in the development of the final design.