Tornado Safe Rooms

for Schools and Communities

Experienced Tornado Safe Room Team

Designing Tornado Safe Rooms since 2006, Sapp Design Associates Architects has assisted dozens of midwest school districts and communities with obtaining grants, the design and the construction of FEMA rated safe rooms (tornado shelters) that can withstand an EF-5 tornado.

Our FEMA Design team has experience with a multitude of safe rooms that have been completed on time and under budget.

More than just a Tornado Safe Room

These shelters can be added to an existing facility, stand alone  or be incorporated into the design of a new facility. Safe Rooms do not have to just be “safe rooms” they  can serve dual purposes as multipurpose gyms, classrooms, cafeterias and community rooms.

Contact Our Team
Services OfferedTypes Completed Client Success Helpful FEMA Links
Services Offered
  Preliminary FEMA Analysis
  Cost Estimates
  Notice of Interest Submittal
  Grant Writing
  Construction Administration
  Project Management 
Types Completed
  Multipurpose Gym
  Class Rooms
  Band Rooms
  Athletic Field House 
  Wrestling Gym
  Community Rooms 
Client Success
  • Nixa Public Schools
  • Joplin Schools
  • City of Ozark
  • Ozark Technical Community College
  • Neosho School District
  • Monett School District
  • Clever R-V School District
  • Fredericktown School District
  • Sarcoxie School District
  • Marion C. Early School District
  • Willow Springs School District
  • Phelps County  School District
  • Iberia R-V School District
In the News

Above: Kfor TV’s news story on our work in Joplin’s New Irving Elementary

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Above: Engineering News and Record’s story on Safe Rooms with the Michael Sapp