Traditions Plaza

University of Missouri

Columbia, Missouri

Looking over Traditions Plaza to Jesse Hall

A study in symmetry


Traditions Plaza amphitheater is situated at the north end of Carnahan Quad

dancing is strongly encouraged

"We appreciate your collaboration and expertise that made the initial renderings come to life. You all have truly been instrumental in enhancing Mizzou’s pride of place."

David Roloff | Mizzou Alumni Association Marketing Director


MU Campus Facilities

Mizzou Alumni Association

G & W Engineering Corporation

McGinnis & Associates

Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc.

River City Construction

Project Facts

2 acres

October 2014

4,000 SF of donor pavers

1,700 SF stage with 250 seat amphitheater

8 existing memorial trees preserved

Situated at the north end of the Carnahan Quad and facing Jesse Hall, Traditions Plaza celebrates the history and values of the University of Missouri, Columbia.  The new alumni plaza in the heart of the campus consists of a low-rise stage, memorial plazas and a terraced amphitheater integrated into the landscape.

Six arcing low brick walls with limestone pilasters define the amphitheater.  Lawn panels stretch between each terrace providing informal seating for approximately 250 people, with additional lawn seating beyond for 750.  The stage at the north end is a focal point for pep rallies and performances. Donor pavers commemorating alumni and UM traditions adorn the surface of the stage. A permeable plaza, memorial walks and seating circles radiate outward from the stage to the terraces beyond.

[dtls] was awarded the project in March 2014 and successfully delivered Construction Documents on a tight 3-month timeframe.  Traditions Plaza was opened on Homecoming weekend, October 25, 2014, the 175th year anniversary of the University.

The Details

  • M-I-Z

  • Z-O-U

  • Dedication

  • History

  • Spirit

  • Pride

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