Missouri Innovation Campus

Lee's Summit R-7 School District

The Missouri Innovation Campus is an innovative progressive collaboration between the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College, and the University of Central Missouri. The new cutting-edge facility allows students to receive their college degree on an accelerated schedule immersing them in academics while simultaneously collaborating with business professionals. Various programs focus on accelerated degrees, STEM education, and internships with local industry partners. The facility serves an estimated student population of 550 from the Lee’s Summit School District and 3,000 college students from UCM. The new building sits on a 15-acre site allowing for future expansion. 
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McCownGordon provided thoughtful and creative information to our design team that resulted in a project greater than 5% under budget. At the same time we were able to maintain high quality building systems such as a four pipe VAV mechanical system, 2 ply built up roof with modified cap sheet, and a custom exterior metal wall panel system. There was also no sacrifice to interior finishes leaving us with a building that not only has a high quality professional image, but also will have low long-term maintenance cost.


  • AIA Design Excellence Award
  • Interiors Award (IIDA Mid America Chapter) 2018
  • Grand Prize for Best Education Design and Construction Project (Learning by Design Magazine) 2018
  • Best Project: K-12 Education (ENR Midwest) 2018
  • Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award 2018
  • Capstone Award (Community Impact) 2018
  • SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building 2018
  • Project of the Year Building Excellence Award Winner (KCAGC) 2018
  • Design Concept Award (Association for Learning Environments) 2016


  • Building Information Modeling
  • Safety
  • Preconstruction
  • Collaborative Delivery


Lee's Summit, MO

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