Springfield Underground Command Station – Springfield, MO
2019 Developer of the Year
The Springfield Underground Command Station provides improved conditions and visibility for guard staff, along with clean restrooms and a quiet respite for drivers. It also functions as a central location for first responders in case of emergency.
Inspired by the industrial safety railing that lines the perimeter of the old limestone quarry, yellow bar grate is used to screen an elevated command station. The bar grate provides transparency for viewing while shading the glass, effectively reducing heat gain and energy usage. Concrete block screen walls focus views to the tree line while blocking views to the truck staging areas.