Application Spotlight Location:
Missouri State University Rec Center, Springfield, MO
88′ of 20″ Diameter UnderDuct; 84′ of 6″ Diameter UnderDuct; 28 Volume Dampers
Over 170′ of Monoxivent’s Single Wall UnderDuct, along with 28 volume dampers have been installed at the new Missouri State University Rec Center. The facility is seeking LEED certification.
Since its founding in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School, then as Southwest Missouri State Teacher’s College in 1919, Southwest Missouri State College in 1945, and Southwest Missouri State University in 1972 and finally to Missouri State University in 2005 as it is known today, Missouri State has continually evolved to meet the needs of her clients, the students. Located in Springfield, MO, MSU boasted an official system enrollment in 2011 of 22,866 students; up from its first year enrollment of 573 in 1905! Throughout its rich history, MSU has turned out such notable attendees such as John Goodman, George C. Scott and Tennessee Williams. In 2006, the students of Missouri State demanded a new evolution: the creation of a new Recreation Center. The project was initiated by student leaders, designed with the help of students, and funded through a dedicated student fee and private contributions, making this facility one that fits their needs, meets their standards, and is solely theirs.
This new steel structured 100,000 SF facility includes an aquatics area, locker rooms, a climbing wall, 3 basketball courts, weight and fitness areas, multipurpose rooms and support areas. With the interior designed by Cannon Design of St. Louis, MO, the aquatics area designed by Counsilman-Hunsaker of St. Louis, MO and the project managed by DeWitt & Associates, Inc. of Springfield, MO, the project is pursuing LEED Silver certification. The center has already received two design awards, one through the American Institute of Architects (AIA) St. Louis Chapter; the other is from AIA Central Region.
Many of the facility innovations that are now standard in the swimming pool design industry leapt to life from the minds and drawing boards at Counsilman-Hunsaker. Their unique understanding of swimming and insights into swimming kinetics led them to new solutions in both facility design and operational efficiency. The engineers at Counsilman-Hunsaker chose Monoxivent’s single wall UnderDuct as the product of choice for the supply duct in the aquatics area and was supplied by Monoxivent’s representative Triangle Sales of Lenexa, KS. This was an exceptional choice of a cutting edge product for a cutting edge design.