MU selected IAA for a collaborative design/build arrangement with KCI Construction. Our team designed and oversaw construction of three new residence halls, Hawthorn, Dogwood, and Galena, situated at the heart of the Mizzou campus. The new housing complex provides 526 beds, and serves as an anchor for the school's residential life community.
The three new halls, Hawthorn, Dogwood and Galena, were designed to foster a healthy student community and are arranged around a landscaped outdoor plaza. The program supports essential privacy for residents, but also provides appropriate platforms from which to socialize and study with classmates. The ground floors of each feature several study lounges and classrooms, with additional lounges scattered throughout the buildings. Floor-to-ceiling glazed windows flood the interiors with natural light. Neutral carpets with dynamic textured patterns furnish corridors, lounges, and classrooms. Tile within the dwelling units achieves the look of rich hardwood flooring while aligning with the University’s maintenance requirements. Masonry used on the new halls was selected to complement neighboring Defoe and Graham Halls, which IAA renovated, in order to unify all five and create a living community.