Heitz House at Missouri State University
OWN, Inc. and long-time client Bryan Properties collaborated with the Student Life team at Missouri State University on this public/private partnership to build state-of-art student housing. On the boards from Humphreys & Partners Architects out of Dallas, Texas, and local Springfield firm BRP Architects: a seven story, 205,000-square-foot structure with room for 405 beds, 277 parking spaces, and loaded with amenities.
The challenge? A smaller, existing apartment building needed to be razed to free up this single acre of land adjacent to campus. Complicating matters, the property wasn’t zoned institutional at the time, access to utilities provided challenges, and a stormwater detention buyout was needed.
To help the client navigate these uncharted waters, OWN went beyond to negotiate on the client’s behalf. The firm leveraged its strong working relationships with the city, university, and utilities to work through details of the rezoning and reduced setback, as well as the most effective access to water, sewer, and power – all within the tightest of timelines.
Throughout the scope of the project, OWN provided Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Drilling, Land Surveying, and Materials Testing of the concrete and foundation to ensure lasting integrity.
The result? The most coveted address on campus and a fixture of student life for decades to come.