• Conceptual Design
    Several process stages, involving an extremely large number of participants, are required to develop strategies, concepts and ideas that ultimately form a vision the architect uses to formulate an integrated design. The design goal is based on sustainability.
  • Partnering (1.53MB)
    Partnering is the most important factor in making a project successful. Partnering allows you to share and promote your "vision," cultivate allies, open dialogue and gain support and momentum.
  • Site Selection, Characteristics and Development
    Revitalizing an inner-city redevelopment site; demolishing a former women’s prison while reusing, recycling or selling much of the structure; taking advantage of the sun to daylight inner spaces; cutting energy costs; and decreasing the carbon footprint of the building are just a few of the advantages of selecting a site atop bluffs overlooking the Missouri River.
  • Building Design
    • Energy Efficiency:
      • Energy software modeling of the daylighting and heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC) estimates the new building will save between $85,000 and $92,000 per year in energy costs.
      • The Lewis and Clark State Office Building's efficient systems use 53 percent less energy than a typical building. It is expected to use 46 percent less energy than other state office buildings in Missouri. The estimated energy costs for this building are $0.81 per square foot. The average energy costs for other state office buildings in Missouri are $1.50 per square foot.
      • According to the Governor's Energy Policy Council, state agencies and universities spend about $78 million annually on energy in their facilities. By reducing this bill just 10 percent, Missouri could save $7.8 million annually.
      • Officials at the department hope this building will encourage the State of Missouri to incorporate elements of sustainable design into new or current state office buildings as well. (State of Missouri is waiting for the results of this building to push sustainable design more.)
    • HVAC and Associated Systems - Rumsey Engineers Inc.
    • Renewable Energy Sources
    • Mechanical Design - Rumsey Engineers
    • Mechanical/Electrical/Fire Protection- FSC/Smith and Boucher
    • Structural Design Criteria - Structural Engineering Associates
  • Building Systems Commisioning
    Building commissioning is a quality-assurance process of ensuring that all the subsystems for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire/life safety and security are operating as intended by the design architect and their subcontractors for new construction. The commissioning process involves a synergy of pre-construction review of design documents, periodic site observations during the construction phase and systems performance testing as the project nears completion.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
    The entire indoor environment impacts employee productivity, including indoor air quality, acoustics, lighting, ergonomics and thermal comfort. The dynamics of integrating these elements within the building design must assure that they work in conjunction with one another to eliminate the impediments to a productive work environment. Almost 25 percent of the LEED® points earned for this building project encompass factors that were designed to assure good IEQ.
  • Water Efficiency, Stormwater Management and Restorative and Indigenous Landscaping
    The efficient use of water and the best management practices for Stormwater management are mission-sensitive to the department. That mission is embodied in the function and design of the Lewis and Clark State Office Building and has succeeded in providing a source of water while eliminating erosion.
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
    The design team took every opportunity to develop plans and specifications that would achieve the mission-sensitive goals of reducing waste, reusing materials, recycling waste and using as much recycled material in the construction as the budget would allow. Specifications were developed for every aspect of reducing, reusing and recycling throughout the project to reflect the commitment of the state to meet the core values of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
  • Interior and Exterior Architectural Finishes
  • Interior Building Design Features
    • Floor Plans
    • Modular System Furniture
      Opportunities exist that challenge normal everyday business practices and change paradigms when the normal business model doesn’t fit a new set of criteria and vision. Securing Greenguard certification of systems furniture manufactured for the Lewis and Clark State Office Building by the Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri Vocational Enterprises, gave the design team a distinct challenge. The challenge was successfully met in an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation.
    • Workstation models
    • Lobby Artwork, Portraits and Sculptures
    • Bird Mortality
      Employees discovered shortly after moving into the building, that birds were flying into the glass windows and being stunned or killed. Inexpensive, specially designed decals were purchased and placed on the glass windows and doors. The decals disrupt the line of site, allowing birds to distinguish between a reflection in the glass and the natural landscape surrounding the building.
  • Tours - Those interested in exploring the Lewis and Clark State Office Building may call the department toll-free at 800-361-4827 to schedule a tour.