Recent Campus Master Plan Progress: Funded Projects

Projects that have been approved and will go (or have already gone) to construction


Improvements in athletics and recreation facilities will enhance student life. These include a new field house, expanded field space and support facilities, and a redesigned golfing facility. These improvements will support student-athletes, intramural programs and general student recreation.

Schrenk Hall Phase II Renovation (48)

Schrenk Hall was constructed in 1938 and a west wing was added in 1973.  The facility provides classrooms, teaching and research laboratories and departmental offices for Chemistry and Biological Sciences.  In 2004, the University conducted an extensive program study to assess the current condition of the facility and the departments’ needs.  The study suggested that a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility be constructed with flexible spaces, allowing for changes in scientific methodologies, equipment advances and research programs along with teaching laboratories and classrooms that are interactive and adaptable to changing methods of instruction.  This first phase, Bertelsmeyer Hall, was completed in August 2014.  The Schrenk Hall West Renovation project is the second phase of a three-phase approach to accomplish the program goals.  Schrenk Hall is outdated, provides inadequate space for teaching and research, and does not meet current codes and standards.

The renovation will allow for consolidation of teaching and research functions that are currently spread over multiple buildings on campus, several of which are scheduled for demolition. The renovated space will allow for some right sizing and repurposing of space that will unify several well-funded research programs further enhancing collaborative interaction and research.  These dynamic programs include The Cloud and Aerosol Sciences Laboratory and S&T's Coatings Institute.

Experimental Mine Building (92)

The proposed building will be a multi-function facility with classrooms, laboratories, locker/changing rooms, a mine rescue station, a computer lab/library, offices for faculty and mine supervisory/service staff, a meeting room, and an equipment storage room in order to serve the teaching and research activities that take place at Missouri S&T's Experimental Mine. The new building will replace an existing, functionally obsolete facility of 1,994 square feet built in 1949, and it will function as the primary support facility for the Mine. It will make available 15,000 square feet of space for research and teaching, as well as use by student organizations and the public.

For a full list of projects in construction phase, visit our Current Construction Projects page.

Energetics Explosives Research Facility

This project provides for a new 3000 sf building that will house the Energetics Explosive Research Program.  The facility will include two blast chambers, one magazine room and space for shop equipment and research activities.  This facility is being constructed to replace the existing facility that was razed to make room for the new residence facility on University Drive.

EcoVillage (88)

Missouri S&T has constructed a second solar village on 10th Street between Allgood Bailey Stadium and Innovation Park. The site, which houses the Solar House Team’s 2013 Chameleon Home and the 2015 Nest Home, will be a working model of the Smart Living signature area, the Environmental Research Center and the Energy Research and Development Center. The site helps researchers and students understand how people and technology interact. It features intelligently managed power generation, storage and distribution on a megawatt scale; sustainable design with water retention, gray water usage, permeable pavers, indigenous plants, composting, recycling and community gardens.

University Commons (11)

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Missouri University of Science and Technology has experienced significant enrollment growth over the past decade.  As a result, demand on housing has increased proportionally. In 2013, the University hired Brailsford and Dunlavey to conduct a financial and market analysis to develop a better understanding of where students are currently choosing to live, how much they pay, what kinds of amenities they are expecting and finding in the local market, what forms of transportation they utilize, and what market forces are at play in the region that may affect the supply of, and demand for, relevant types of housing The analysis also factored in the need to replace the Quad Residential Buildings that were constructed in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

This project will provide new apartment style housing with 450 beds allowing the Residential Life department to address the demand. Final construction will include a mixture of bed arrangements to allow flexibility to meet student needs and preferences. The new facility will be located at the NE corner of Interstate 44 and University Drive.  The University will raze temporary metal facilities that were constructed in 1945 and obtained from the Federal Bureau of Mines in 1997 when the Bureau downsized.  These facilities currently serve as storage units for the campus. The contents of these facilities will be absorbed in other locations on campus.


The office of student diversity, outreach and women’s programs (SDOWP) at Missouri University of Science and Technology has a new home in the former home of the late John D. Powell, a prominent Rolla business leader. The SDOWP office has relocated to Powell’s former residence in the 600 block of West 11th Street. The university recently purchased the property.

The new location brings diversity, outreach and women’s programs under one roof, says SDOWP Director Cecilia Elmore. Currently, the programs are housed in two different locations on campus – in Centennial Hall and the Engineering Research Laboratory.

“As our student population continues to grow and become more diverse, it’s important that we make services to our students as accessible and convenient as possible,” says Missouri S&T Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. “Turning the historic Powell home into a hub for student services will provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere for those students who are traditionally underrepresented.”

The SDOWP office recruits and supports S&T’s female and traditionally underrepresented minority students. The office also coordinates summer camps and workshops for pre-college students, from first through 12th grade, as part of an effort to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

SDOWP also supports diversity-related programming and promotes awareness about female and multicultural issues to the entire campus community.

Powell was former president and co-owner of Powell’s Lumber and Home Center, a company started by his father, the late Frank B. Powell, and formerly located at Sixth and Rolla streets in downtown Rolla.

John Powell was an active supporter of Missouri S&T, which he attended in the 1940s when it was known as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. He supported S&T athletics, was an Honorary Knight of St. Patrick and was a member of the Order of the Golden Shillelagh, Missouri S&T’s donor-recognition society.

Powell died Sept. 1, 2012, at age 86.

James E. Bertelsmeyer Hall (59)

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The new James E. Bertelsmeyer Hall provides S&T's Chemical and Biological Department a state of the art teaching and research facility. The new facility  consolidates the teaching and research activities for this department that are currently spread over multiple buildings on campus. The program provides needed teaching, research laboratory space, and support spaces, which are critical to the university’s strategic plan. Interactive areas have been created that promote student and faculty interaction that enhances the educational experience on campus. The additional research capacity allows space for several well funded research programs that have been relocated to the new complex that further enhance collaborative and interactive research.

This new facility is a 68,500 gsf free-standing 3 story building on the northwest corner of West 11th Street and State Street.  The building is positioned on the site to allow maximum green space at the corner to mimic the setbacks of the other structures located in this area.  The architectural concept of the building combines the ornate detail work of the older buildings on campus with the modernity and simplicity of the more recent buildings. The materials for the exterior of the building are consistent with materials used elsewhere on campus, such as brick and concrete in lighter colors of cream, beige and tan.

The building is laid out in modules to allow flexibility to meet changing needs in the future. The lower level of this facility accommodates research laboratories, lecture halls and supporting mechanical and electrical space. The first floor houses research laboratories, teaching laboratories, lecture halls offices and student gathering space. The second floor accommodates research laboratories and office space. The penthouse houses a laboratory, provides space for a future laboratory, and is used for mechanical equipment.

University Promenade (93)

This project provides for a new pedestrian gateway to the University.  The additional hardscapes, trees, shrubbery, flowers and lighting provides an improved environment for everyone to enjoy while enhancing one of the prominent entries to campus.

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