Facilities and Resources


Glass Hall

Glass Hall

Home to the College of Business, Glass Hall is named after Missouri State alumnus David D. Glass.  When classes are in session, Glass Hall is open  7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday.  When classes are not in session, but the university is open, Glass Hall will close at 5 p.m. 

Glass Hall 200 is the home of the School of Construction, Design and Project Management (CDPM).  The second floor of Glass Hall is home to most of the CDPM faculty offices, two classrooms, the Digital Fashion and Merchandising computer laboratory, the Linda Bailey Interior Design Studio, and the Grooms Design Lab.

Many other student amenites are also housed within Glass Hall including student support spaces (e.g., Business Advisement Center and Career Services), teamwork and collaboration spaces, and many other specialty spaces.

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Kemper Hall

Kemper Hall

Kemper Hall, located on the corner of John Q. Hammons Parkway and Grand Street, houses offices, labs, and classrooms for both the College of Business and the College of Natural and Applied Sciences.  Originally built in 1975, the building is named after former department head Doyle Kemper.  Kemper Hall has had numerous minor renovations throughout its history, but it is currently undergoing a muliti-million dollar addition and renovation project that focuses on the growing space needs for the School of Construction, Design and Project Managment academic programs. 

Currently, Kemper Hall  primarily houses the instructional spaces for the Construction Management (CM) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) programs. Significant investments in experiential learning labs and specialized software provides CM and MET graduates with the knowledge, skills, and experience employers are seeking in career ready graduates.

Instructional Space

  • Classrooms (3) – KEMP 100, 102 and 205
  • Instructional Computer Lab – KEMP 207
  • Experiential Learning Spaces
    • Advance Manufacturing Lab – KEMP 107
    • Open Computer Lab – KEMP 126
    • Construction Management Lab – KEMP 116
    • Electrical and HVAC Lab – KEMP 123
    • Machine and Fabrication Lab – KEMP 112 and 114
    • Construction Soils and Foundations Lab – KEMP 121
    • Surveying Equipment Lab – KEMP 122


Construction management laboratories

students in a construction lab

The construction management laboratories include a 4,300 square-foot  materials and methods lab, over 1,000 square-feet of space for civil construction, almost 2,000 square-feet for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems, nearly 700 square-feet for surveying, and a soon-to-be added 3,500 square feet of high-bay flexible construction work area.  In these labs, student get first-hand experince with the tools and material of today's construction industry including concrete, light-guage metal framing, multiple HVAC systems including a fully-programmable building automation system, advanced surveying equipment, and many other unique learning experiences.

Mechanical engineering technology laboratories

Person running machinery

The National Science Foundation funded Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory contains nearly $1,000,000 in equipment and software. This lab features a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) System that replicates the systems in many modern industrial plants.

The materials and processes lab contains new milling and turning machines, a foundry and a complete quality control lab. The electro-mechanical laboratory contains pneumatic trainers, which integrate with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), a full-scale electrical motor trainer, conveyors and electronic testing equipment.

Additionally, a fabrication area provides access to the tools and equipment needed to build technologically advanced machines, such as the SAE Baja Racecar.


Digital Fashion and Merchandising laboratories

Computer lab

Students will learn and develop original designs using the most up-to-date 3D design software. This prepares them for well-paid jobs upon graduation. The fashion program is making a transition from traditional to online retail, which teaches students 3D retailing, business analysis and social-media impact.

Our new, state-of-the-art merchandising and fashion design lab is equipped with Browzwear, Adobe Creative Suite and MockShop visual-retailing tool. Students also have access to industrial embroidery and sewing machines.

Computer laboratories

Computer lab

As a student in the School of Construction, Design and Project Management, you have access to multiple computer labs. First, Kemper 207 houses 48 computers, a high-speed plotter, large format scanner and a high-capacity laser printer. Second, Kemper's new addition houses a 48-seat open computer lab that has extended hours.  Glass Hall houses program-specific computer labs for both Interior Design (Glass 263) and Digital Fashion and Merchandising (Glass 228).

All labs include various task-specific software programs:

  • Wonderware, industrial automation
  • Primavera, construction estimating and scheduling software
  • Browzwear
  • Microsoft office
  • Automation Studio, industrial simulation software
  • A suite of Autodesk software
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • And many others

Center for Project Innovation and Management Education (C-PRIME)

Students at construction site

The Center for Project Innovation and Management Education (C-PRIME) provides project-based consulting, research and professional development for businesses in the Springfield community. Students benefit from the center’s professional network and community engagement initiatives.