Kelso C-7 School District is located in New Hamburg, Missouri. The small school houses preschool through 8th grade students and performs exceptionally well. Kelso prides itself on providing a private school class size in a public school setting, allowing teachers to spend quality time with each student. We are privileged to work with this district on a new facility.
Project Manager, Michael Younglove shared “We have been working with Kelso C-7 School District on building a new 21,000 square foot school. This project will provide the district with 21st century learning environments that include academic houses each with teacher’s resource rooms and collaboration rooms all centered around the main library space. Additional spaces, include the cafeteria, multipurpose room, storm shelter restrooms, and administrative support spaces.”
Overall, the project has exceed the halfway mark to completion. We enjoy watching each carefully designed component come together. The students and faculty are eager to utilize the new space. Stay tuned for more updates as the project continues to progress.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Recently we were asked to partner with the Springfield Art Museum to provide a more creative entry space which will eventually be home to an exclusive Chihuly piece. This project renovated the existing reception desk, previously located at the center of the lobby, to make room for the Chihuly installation. The exquisite sculpture is called, Autumn Persian and Feather Chandelier and will be on permanent display to greet patrons from their first step into the museum.
Along with the lobby, a spare room adjacent to the main gathering space was renovated into a new kitchenette to serve guests as they explore the rest of the exhibits. We are excited to see the finished product and can’t wait to see the world class artwork of Chihuly here in Springfield, Missouri. The Springfield Art Museum hopes the addition will serve to further elevate the cultural and artistic profile of our community and serve as a point of public pride. Most importantly, serve as a fitting tribute to Elizabeth Burgess’ memory and legacy of philanthropy. Burgess’ estate bequest made the acquisition possible.
Chihuly’s work has garnered buzz in the Ozarks due to the current display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR. The collection spans both the gallery and fills nearby woods with breathtaking large scale displays.