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Carl Junction Community Center Wins Public Recognition Award

We are proud to announce that the Carl Junction Community Center has been awarded one of the three Public Recognitions Awards given by the Springfield, AIA Chapter. Public Jury Judges: The 2012 Public Jury included Brian Fogle, President of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks,…

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Project Management Training

It has been a very busy last couple of months and it is time to recognize some great achievements and anniversaries made by the SDA Team! In April Kristi Beattie, Eric Street and John McNabb traveled to Chicago for Project Management Training. training was critical in educating them about the…

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Ground Breaking: Joplin Irving Elementary

Today marks  the anniversary of the May 22nd tornado that struck Joplin MO.  In memory of that day Joplin School broke ground on 3 new schools one being Irving Elementary which the SDA Team has had the privilege to be a part of as the Architects….

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Ground Breaking at Waynesville High School

Last week, the SDA Team broke ground on a complex project involving multiple additions and renovation at Waynesville High School. The additions are required to support a rapidly growing community and include additions for a separate 9th wing and expand the Cafeteria and Library spaces….

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The Classroom Is Going Digital!

This info-graphic illustrates how technology is changing education. As technology changes in the classroom it is clear that the use of textbooks is on the decline. We are seeing the rise of tablets in all levels of education with many of our current clients and this…

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Joplin Students Help with the Design of their New School.

Since the tornado that struck Joplin on May 22, 2011, Sapp Design Associates Architects has been working closely with the Joplin School District on projects like the 65-day rebuild of the Franklin Technology Center and now the design of the new Irving Elementary School. For months we…

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Going for the LEED Gold

The AECI project was able to achieve LEED Gold. This is one the first office buildings of this scale to achieve LEED gold in this area. The following are the sustainable items that were part of the building’s design. One of the most significant decisions made…

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Opening Clever Performing Arts Center

The Clever R-V School District celebrated the opening of their new Performing Arts Center with messages from local representatives, music performances, and theater presentations.  The new Performing Arts Center is an addition to the existing high school, which was constructed in 2008.  The Performing Arts…

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Opening Monett Elementary

This campus, first constructed in the 1960’s, was comprised of nine separate buildings, creating significant challenges in circulation, security, and school administration.  The new design incorporates almost 63,000 s.f. of additions, including a Commons Area, Administration Suite, and three Classroom Wings, as well as over 28,000 s.f. of major renovations, to combine four of the existing buildings into one unified school building.  The former Gymnasium has been renovated into a new Library.  A new FEMA 361 Safe Room is  in process through the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.  This space functions as the new multi-purpose Gymnasium and will safeguard students, staff, and the surrounding residential community in the event of high-wind storms.

The new plan addresses improved energy efficiency, security, circulation and accessibility.   Redesign of the campus site circulation creates a new Main Entrance and separates bus traffic from parent drop-off and  service traffic, creating safer, more efficient site circulation.

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Pam Haldiman Wins VESTA Award

This year at the 2011 Springfield Missouri Contractors Association Dinner, NAWAC (The National Association of Women in Construction ) Southwest Missouri Chapter presented Sapp Design Associates’s Pam Haldiman with this years VESTA Award.  VESTA is Greek and stands for one who rules with devotion and help….

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