Center for Missouri Studies - Columbia MO
The State Historical Society of Missouri has a new home in the newly completed Center for Missouri Studies in Columbia, Missouri, designed by Barker Nestor Architecture and Design.
The center incorporates materials from different areas in Missouri including a dimensional limestone facade which is attached with ECO Cladding's Alpha Vci.41 concealed subframing system. The design reflects Missouri’s geological characteristics. Installation of the limestone cladding was performed by Heitkamp Masonry of St. Louis.
Integrating local and recyclable products, the Historical Society wanted a structure that would last for a hundred years. Many efficiencies have been built into the design as they look to achieve LEED Gold status from the USGBC. ECO Cladding's Continuous Insulation (c.i.) compliant Alpha Wall Brackets contribute to both the energy efficiency and sustainability of the building's envelope.
The scalabillity of ECO Cladding's Alpha bracket systems enable an engineered solution that can accomodate the unique properties of limestone as well as any other type of cladding panels.