MU Campus Facilities
Mizzou Alumni Association
G & W Engineering Corporation
McGinnis & Associates
Randy Burkett Lighting Design, Inc.
River City Construction
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.