Missouri Department of Conservation Regional Office

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Project Description

Location:
Columbia, Missouri

Project Type:
Government Office Building

Size:
28,510 sq. ft.

Construction Cost:
$6.2 million

Completed:
June 2012

Project URL:
MDC Central Regional Office

Sustainable Design Highlights:

  • Geothermal heating and cooling system
  • High-recycled content building and finish materials
  • Super-insulated building envelope
  • Rain gardens and examples of urban conservation practices are incorporated outside of the building.
  • Rain gardens and examples of urban conservation practices are incorporated outside of the Missouri Department of Conservation regional office in Columbia, Missouri.
  • Reception desk/lobby of the Missouri Department of Conservation's regional office in Columbia, Missouri.
  • A waiting room just off the lobby has a unique view of an exterior rain garden.
  • Laboratory at the Missouri Department of Conservation's regional office.
  • Interior stairways of the Missouri Department of Conservation's regional office are illuminated by both natural and artificial lighting sources.
  • A covered walkway at the entrance offers a view of the gardens surrounding the building.

Located east of the new Catholic High School, the community Conservation office was constructed on a city-owned property south of Gans Road. The previous office locations of the Missouri Department of Conservation did not meet their needs due to their age and designs. 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.

The project incorporates a 1/3 mile discovery trail through the site that includes learning stations that inform the user about the design practices utilized for storm water conservation, general conservation practices and other natural features of the site.

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