Crowder College // Dawson-Spencer Hall
Crowder College Dawson-Spencer Hall at the Webb City campus is truly an asset for the entire community. Not only is the facility environmentally conscious, but the tornado safe room within also provides the community with protection from potentially hazardous storms. The articulated contemporary design seeks to provide students and other users with effective wayfinding through the design of easily identifiable entries. The project utilizes materials of organized metal panels, strategically designed window systems, monumental glazed masonry, and concrete to emphasize the contemporary academic architecture, while bringing the project to human scale at entry points with covered canopies and with the use of warmer finishes and textures like that of slightly wood-grained siding. Lighting, paint colors, and signage styles throughout became a standard to reference once renovations of other facilities were addressed.