Missouri Innovation Campus

Lee's Summit, Missouri


Lee’s Summit R-7 School District


130,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


The Missouri Innovation Campus is a one-of-a-kind facility offering the most accelerated degree program in the nation. It’s the result of a unique partnership between a K-12 school district and a university: Lee’s Summit School District R-7 and the University of Central Missouri. It’s specifically designed to meet the emerging needs of millennial students seeking to enter the workforce more quickly—at less cost—with better assurance of job placement.

The building serves as a “base camp” for students whose study locations include this campus, the workplace, and their home high schools. The building is organized in quadrants, each serving an academic department. Circulation space is transformed into “owned community space”—usable for academic breakout. Cohorts collaborate on projects, socialize, and ideate in this communal space—it’s where they call home.

Classrooms and labs open directly onto the shared communal space via sliding glass walls or retractable gates. Movement from one space to another is porous—much like a workplace where a palette of spaces offers variety and specificity for the activity at hand.

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William W. Caudill Citation

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2018 Architectural Portfolio



Product suppliers specified

Ceilings by Golterman
Ceilings by Sabo
Door Hardware by DH Pace
Doors by DH Pace
Elevators by KONE
Insulation by Dow
Movable Partitions/Walls by Hufcor
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Mueller
Plumbing by Wheatland
Roofing by Sika Sarnafil
Classroom Furniture by HON
Classroom Furniture by KI
Classroom Furniture by Allsteel
Computers by Apple
Office Furniture by HON
Office Furniture by KI
Office Furniture by Allsteel
Benches/Site Furnishings by Landscape Forms
Plumbing by Rain Bird
Plumbing by Crestline
Carpet by Shaw
Flooring by Shaw
Roofing by Derbigum
Windows by Insulite Skylights
Lighting & Accessories by A-Light
Lighting & Accessories by HE Williams
Emergency Lighting by Lithonia Lighting
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Honeywell
Locks by Knox
Security Systems by Care Hawk
Science Furniture by Global Casework
Science Furniture by KI
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Washroom Accessories by Bobrick
Washroom Fixtures by American Standard
Washroom Fixtures by Elkay
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Bradley Corporation
Communications Systems by Care Hawk
HVAC Control Devices by Automated Logic
Clocks/Time Management by Progressive Electronics
HVAC Units by Ductmate
IAQ Devices by Johnson Controls
Draperies/Blinds by MechoShade
Kitchen Equipment by Elkay
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Lighting & Accessories by McGraw-Edison
Lighting & Accessories by SELUX
Lighting & Accessories by Lumenpulse
Paving by Bison
Signage by A.R.K. Ramos
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