January 24, 2023
DMA is sending a thumbs up to Mackey Mitchell Architects on the Missouri Protoplex, a gorgeous and cutting edge advanced manufacturing research facility. MMA began working with Missouri S&T in 2021 to develop a preliminary concept for an advanced manufacturing research facility, envisioned as the cornerstone of a new applied research campus. DMA is excited to have teamed with MMA in providing civil engineering for this Missouri S&T project, currently in design!
According to St. Louis Construction News and Review, the Missouri Protoplex will be the headquarters for a state-wide ecosystem where experts, innovators, small and large businesses, entrepreneurs, educators and policy-makers develop and adopt the technologies needed to create and sustain manufacturing jobs throughout the state.
The facility will serve as a hub connecting industry, state and federal agencies and colleges and universities throughout Missouri. The Protoplex will support streamlining the process of moving research and innovation from university laboratories to the marketplace.
The $53.4 million, 116,000-square-foot building includes lab and shop spaces plus high bay or double-height labs. Also included are meeting and collaboration spaces, offices, storage and display spaces plus a lobby area.