Posted By bsapp – Jun 23 | 2010
On Wednesday, June 23 the Monett R-1 School District celebrated the start of construction of the Additions and Alterations to their Elementary School with the Groundbreaking Ceremony. The District Superintendent, Principal, Assistant Principal, past and present school board members, and the elementary summer school students and teachers were on hand for a photo opportunity and a chance to turn some dirt at the location of the future Commons Area and Administration Suite. They were joined by members of SDA Architects, who worked closely with the Board of Education, faculty, and staff to design the school additions, which will join three of the nine existing campus buildings under one roof. The Project Manager and on-site Superintendent from R. E. Smith Construction were also present and ready to begin demolition and construction.
Posted By bsapp – Jun 19 | 2010
Well, we are almost there . . . . Construction on the Carl Junction Community Center is almost complete and it is looking great! It even has that great new building smell! All of the flooring is down, the carpet and the resilient flooring all look great. One of the most impressive elements is a curve that meanders throughout the entire building consisting of different flooring materials depending on where in the building it is. The curve even makes its way out of the building and is incorporated in the planter outside.
The furniture is in! The senior center, city hall and the recreation lounge area have all received new furniture this week, and it looks great, everybody will definitely be sitting in style. One of the concepts behind this building was being environmentally friendly, here at SDA we are very pleased at how bright the building stays during the day. Both the clerestory windows in the Lobby and Senior Center allow an abundant amount of light to flood the spaces and keep everything bright without using all of the lights. Also, the offices within the city hall have light shelves. These shelves allow light to reflect back upwards and fill the office with ambient light. They work great and also keep the offices bright. This is truly a one of a kind community center and we are very excited for the citizens of Carl Junction to be using this building. If you have not been by yet make a trip out to the center, you will be glad you did!