Missouri Innovation Campus

Lee's Summit, Missouri


DLR Group


Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and the University of Central Missouri


135,000 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Touted as the most accelerated K-16 program in the nation, the Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) advances competencies-based learning and challenges many outdated conventions about learning environments. The MIC program is a unique partnership among Lee’s Summit School District, Metropolitan Community College, and the University of Central Missouri.
By engaging business partners and community organizations, the program shortens the time to degree completion, significantly reduces college debt, and provides job-ready skills highly sought by employers. It also instills entrepreneurial mindsets to help students engage in the Gig Economy.
The design of the MIC facility is intended to instill and reinforce skill sets that business partners have identified as lacking—hard skills as well as soft skills. Business partners say students need to enter the workforce prepared for the speed of business, with an ability to collaborate within teams and across departments. They need to develop multidisciplinary mindsets, embody strong communications proficiencies, and display emerging confidence in the leadership of teams. The openness of the learning environments supports the self-directed learning model, and helps shape many of these soft skills.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

Gould Evans

Cost per Sq Ft



Special Citation

Featured in

2018 Educational Interiors Showcase

Interior category

Vocational/Industrial Arts Areas

Product suppliers specified

Insulation by Dow
Ceilings by USG
Movable Partitions/Walls by Won Door
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by American Standard
Plumbing by Elkay
Emergency Lighting by Lithonia Lighting
Locks by Allegion
Library/Media Center Furniture by Allsteel
Library/Media Center Furniture by KI
Lounge Furniture by HON
Lounge Furniture by Hightower
Lounge Furniture by KI
Office Furniture by Johnson Controls
Science Furniture by KI
Drinking Fountains by Elkay
Washroom Accessories by Bobrick
Washroom Fixtures by American Standard
Washroom Fixtures by Sloan Valve
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Bradley Corporation
Clocks/Time Management by Primex Wireless
HVAC Control Devices by Johnson Controls
HVAC Units by Johnson Controls
IAQ Devices by Nailor
Draperies/Blinds by MechoShade
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Claridge
Wire Management by Hubbell Lighting
Carpet by Tandus
Flooring by Mannington
Ceramic Tile by RBC Industries
Door Hardware by Schlage
Door Hardware by Von Duprin
Doors by Steelcraft
Doors by Ambico
Doors by Special-Lite
Elevators by KONE
Plumbing by T&S Brass
Plumbing by Zurn
Roofing by Derbigum
Windows by Insulite Skylights
Lighting & Accessories by Eaton
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by Honeywell
Auditorium/Assembly Furniture by HON
Classroom Furniture by HON
Classroom Furniture by Allsteel
Computer Furniture by HON
Computer Furniture by Steelcase
Library/Media Center Furniture by Hightower
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