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.
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.
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.