2019 Design Award

Special Olympics Missouri - Training for Life Campus Jefferson City, Missouri
Merit Award


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Architect:  Simon Oswald Architecture
General Contractor:  Reinhardt/Wilson
Photographer:  Notley Hawkins Photography

Owner required a holistic, campus level design initiative to provide a state-of-the-art athletic and life skills training facility balanced with a phased implementation and a budget constrained by fundraising limitations.  Extensive Pre-Design charettes and computer-generated 3D animated studies helped define the stakeholders' vision and established a feasible project budget and scope.  Of particular importance was the site adaptation of a former quarry.  Sun and shade modeling helped determine proper siting of the building and athletic fields.  The resultant 34,000 square foot building motivates and


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inspires the staff and athletes with a grand lobby and "Hall of Heros," multi-functional meeting spaces, gym, fitness and powerlifting areas, and a medical clinic.  Included are restroom / changing room areas that double as storm shelters and support areas for equipment, supplies, materials and technology for the organization's 14,000+ athletes and 1,400 volunteers.  The quarry's 100 foot rock walls provide security and enclosure for the athletic fields with an added bonus of shading for afternoon events.