“The building has been well received by our staff, and customers and its success has allowed our company to expand our service to mid-Missouri customers with two additional branches in Jefferson City. The consistent visual aesthetic of each branch facility combined with our commitment to environmentally conscious development (and a branding campaign) has strengthened our image and position in the community.”
For over thirty-six years the architects at PWA have practiced sustainable architecture. Our team works with and supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED®(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Green Building” rating systemTM. LEED is a voluntary program that helps to benchmark the performance of environmental architecture. Our LEED accredited architects can apply a broad range of sustainable design strategies to increase the value, productivity, efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of architecture through design.
What makes a building sustainable?
A sustainable building, also known as a “green” building, is a structure that is designed, built, renovated, operated, or reused in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. Green buildings are designed to meet certain objectives such as protecting occupant health; improving employee productivity; using energy, water, and other resources more efficiently; and reducing the overall impact to the environment.
Principal: Brad Wright, Civic/Government, Principal: Erik Miller, Project Manager: Eric Roselle, Photographer: Dawn L. Andres, Office, Sustainable Design
The Conservation Department wished to consolidate their two facilities into one to make their Columbia operations more efficient, consolidate research and management, and save them money over the long term.
This 3-bay, 7,900 square foot, LEED Siver certified fire station provides for the comfort of up to 8 firefighters per shift with a kitchen, dining room, living room, firefighter bunk room, men and women bath facilities, officer quarters, laundry room, exercise room, watch room, and a patio.
Principal: Brad Wright, Principal: Erik Miller, Photographer: Dawn L. Andres, Parks & Recreation, Sustainable Design
PWA teamed with the City of St. Joseph, the Missouri Department of Conservation and engineering and landscape design consultants to design the $4.5 million nature center that is the “crown jewel” of St. Joseph’s riverfront development.
With a design that has acheived the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification, the Eco Schoolhouse has become a teaching tool, allowing students to see, touch, and learn about the building's environmental and socially sustainable components.
Working closely with the local and statewide representatives and staff of the United Methodist Church, PWA developed a functional, energy efficient and environmentally sensitive design for this 16,000 square foot office building which is located in the sensitive Hinkson Creek watershed.
Within sight of similar institutions, it was essential for the branch facilities of Missouri Credit Union to stand out from the neighboring developments. The Architects at PWA were asked to accomplish this goal with an energy-efficient building that would respond to the needs of building users and visitors well into the future.
Principal: Brad Wright, Principal: Erik Miller, Project Manager: Eric Roselle, Office, Parks & Recreation, Sustainable Design
The Conservation Campus Nature Center, located within the forests and park lands of the 189-acre Cape Girardeau County Park North and adjacent to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Regional Headquarters, is the sixth such facility in the State of Missouri.
PWA designed and oversaw the construction of this 4,500 square foot multipurpose office building and community center. PWA worked closely with the Moberly Housing Authority staff to develop a functional, energy efficient and environmentally sensitive design for this green building.
The 4,200 square foot Hannibal Housing Authority Office features a brick exterior with offices positioned on the exterior wall of the building, stair-stepped to take advantage of view, southern exposure and desirable winter solar gain.