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Earth Day 2016

Earth Day 2016 For Earth Day 2016 the Sapp Design Team celebrated in two ways to promote and raise awareness to environmental issues.  To start off the the day we opened Springfield’s new Clean Water Operations Center! This new 12,000 sf center promotes environmentally friendly…

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Not 1 but 2!

Special Citations for Outstanding Educational Design Getting recognized on a national level for excellence in educational design is humbling and rewarding experience all at the same time.  This year Sapp Design is pleased to announce that we were awarded 2 Citations for outstanding design out…

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Our Largest Safe Room!

On, Monday August 10th 2015  Neosho opened a new addition to it’s high schools that solves multiple needs by blending, safety, aesthetics and space needs into a 14,000 sf FEMA tornado safe room. This space features 18 new classrooms with FEMA rated windows that are able…

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2015 Solar Decathlon

This past weekend, Sapp Design Architects decided to put our muscle where our mouth is regarding energy efficiency and cutting-edge, high-tech design. The firm volunteered to help out on the Crowder College and Drury University’s Design-Build Solar Decathlon House. Our own summer intern, Jonas Gassmann,…

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Joplin Schools: Building Back Stronger

On May 22, 2011, one of the nation’s most destructive tornados tore through Joplin, Missouri, destroying two elementary schools, one middle school, the high school and the Franklin Technology Center. This week marks a great milestone for Joplin, Missouri, one that we are proud, yet…

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Tornado Safe Rooms | Building Safer Schools

Tornado Safe Rooms can Protect Schools and Communities while serving a dual purposes as multipurpose gyms, classrooms, cafeterias and community rooms. The Midwest is no stranger to tornados but unfortunately when most people think of a tornado shelter they typically think of an underground bunker used only…

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SDA Presents at Library Journal’s Design Institute in St. Louis

Last week Sapp Design Associates’s  Library Design team was invited to St. Louis to participate in the Library Journal’s  “Design Institute”. This highly acclaimed library design event  brought together leading architectural firms in library design and over 100 library directors from across the country. The…

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Bonnie Crawford Wins Rosebud Award!

This year at the 2013 Springfield Missouri Contractors Association Dinner, NAWIC  (The National Association of Women in Construction ) Southwest Missouri Chapter presented SDA’s Bonnie Crawford, AIA , LEED AP with this year’s Rosebud Award. NAWIC’s prestigious Rosebud award celebrates outstanding woman in construction who…

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