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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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Appointed to Springfield AIA

Congratulations to John McNabb who has been appointed to serve as a director on the Springfield AIA board.  His term will run through 2014.  John McNabb joined Sapp Design Associates in 2004 and received his architecture license in 2009.    

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Springfield AIA Helps Joplin Plan

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) conducted a design charrette for the City of Joplin on Oct. 13-14.  The SDA team was excited for the opportunity to get involved and work with the AIA and CART for some hands-on design work to help develop project ideas…

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Kristi L. Beattie – AIA

Sapp Design Associates Architects, P.C. is very pleased to announce that Kristi Beattie has recently completed and passed her registration exams and received a Missouri Architectural License. Ms. Beattie joined SDA Architects in May 2004 and is a past graduate of Drury University. She is…

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How Technology is Impacting Student Learning

While this info graphic focuses more on college students, there is no reason to exclude the idea that these facts would not apply to the k-12 arena. Technology along with Social Media is a force that is evolving everyday and challenges us as Architects to effectively plan and provide insight into…

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Greening Nixa Schools

This is the fourth presentation this year for Nixa’s schools Adopt-a-class program that SDA has been participating in throughout the year.  Each class presentation consists of educating the students on different types of sustainable/green principles in building construction.  This fourth session is final installment where…

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Fredericktown Middle School

In April 2010, the Fredericktown Middle School was destroyed by a fire.  The school district and community quickly worked together to get the students back into a temporary learning environment until the school could be re-built. After Fire The remains of the existing building proved to…

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