The SFS design team worked closely with University of Missouri Journalism School representatives and the campus architect to determine project goals, including functional needs, specialized technology requirements and aesthetic aspects.
Lee Hills Hall offers students an all-digital newsroom, several design labs, a photography editing suite, lecture halls, seminar rooms, classrooms, faculty offices, conference rooms, and lounges. The 40,000 sq.ft. facility, designed by SFS Architecture, is home of the Columbia Missourian newspaper, Vox magazine, the IPI Global Journalist, and the Missourian’s digital edition EmPRINT, “Electronic Media Print”, an innovative new digital publishing model that brings together the familiar qualities of printed newspapers with the interactive, multimedia features of the Web.
The facility’s cutting-edge communication systems include a token ring network with category five cabling, fiber optics between floors and across campus, bay network routing, WAN microwave link and digital satellite communications.
Located on the edge of the University’s historic red campus, materials selected materials complement the existing structures.