Expanding and renovating Schweitzer Hall fulfilled the university’s commitment to enhance research and instruction in the University of Missouri medical and life sciences. The project enabled critically needed laboratory space to be freed up, and through the consolidation of the faculty, enhances the productivity of the University of Missouri—Columbia ASSOCIATED FIRMThe Clark Enersen PartnersFEATURED IN2009 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation of Biochemistry.
The new structure needed to conform to the specific institutional requirements for compatibility with the decades-old limestone campus, and provide maximum square footage for new state-of-the-art biochemistry laboratories and a facility for an 800 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer serving the entire University of Missouri System.
The addition of three stories and a mechanical penthouse was designed to provide flexible laboratory space on three floors. A second-story enclosed bridge connects the addition to an adjacent biochemistry building and spans a required student pedestrian pathway below. The addition reflects the image of the surrounding Collegiate Gothic white campus buildings with sloped slate roofing and mixtures of coursed ashlar limestone and cut limestone.