Sapp Design Celebrates 25 years!

Posted By bsapp – Apr 10 | 2011

Sapp Design Associates Architects recently celebrated 25 years of business with an open house event, It was great to see over 200 people that represented current clients, past clients, consultants, vendors and friends who have played a significant role in the success of this firm. Since our beginning in 1986, we have been focused on creating Great Places that are Timeless in Design. We are humbled to have been associated with so many great people who have made this journey possible. Twenty five years is a milestone that represents the stability and strength few architecture firms experience in today’s marketplace.


Just as Architectural Design is ever changing so is the SDA team. As we move into our next Quarter century we have updated our logo, launched a new innovative website and expanded our practice to International regions. As a client centered operation we are anxious to continue our existing relationships and foster new associations.

New Allgeier, Martin & Associates Offices

Posted By bsapp – Apr 5 | 2011

Construction has recently been completed for the Allgeier, Martin & Associates project.  The new facility is located on a 5 acre site in the Joplin Business Park.  The site backs up to I-44 which allows for visibility from the interstate.  The facility is a 30,000 s.f. 1-story building, it includes a partial basement that houses storage, and the main level consists of Executive offices, Electrical & Civil Engineering workstations, Survey Department, & Print Shop.

The building has an open floor plan which allows for a flexible layout of the various work stations.  The two engineering departments work stations are located in the center and the executive offices are grouped around the perimeter.  This allows the managers to have more direct contact with their various teams.

The exterior of the building is a combination of brick and metal panels, gives the building a sleek hi-tech contemporary look.  There are large windows on all sides of the building which allows for natural light to illuminate the building during the daytime and minimize the amount of artificial light required.

Even though this project was not submitted for LEED certification, there are several green elements that were incorporated into the design to maximize its efficiency and promote sustainable design.  The building’s envelope was designed with a high R-value for the walls and roof and the windows have a superior glass which enhances its thermal qualities.  Indoor air quality was protected by making sure the ductwork was not contaminated during construction and most of the materials selected for the projected were low VOC’s to minimize the off-gasing during and after construction.

Sapp Design Associates – Architects – Springfield, Missouri