Southeast Missouri State University, Towers Central Complex

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

  • FIRM

    Jacobs Facilities Inc.

  • CLIENT

    Southeast Missouri State University

  • AREA

    33,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $4,000,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    10/1999

Southeast Missouri State University enlarged and renovated Towers Central Complex, a dining facility connected by elevated walkways to four existing 12-story Towers residence halls. The 33,300-square-foot building now provides a central entrance and expanded student services.

Along the main corridor are the student check-in, mailroom, copier, ATM machine, pay phones, ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$121.21FEATURED IN2001 Educational Interiors2000 Architectural PortfolioINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas conference room, Greek council offices and lounge, smoking lounge, computer center, and a small cafe with billiards tables and vending. The cafe was updated by exposing the ceiling, and adding pendent lighting, varied laminate tables and seating.

The main cafeteria was updated and expanded to feature a patterned solution-dyed carpet, perimeter wall scones, multicolored laminate tables, polyurethane seating, colorful columns and exposed brick walls. An upgraded private dining/meeting room provides group meeting space.

The lounge features arts-and-crafts-style seating and wood occasional tables, along with a gas fireplace, high ceilings and large windows. The arts-and-crafts style also is featured in the central corridor floor pattern, resembling latticework patterning evident in arts-and-crafts masonry.