IDEA Commons

A hub for innovation and re-development in the heart of downtown Springfield, the IDEA commons project seeks to create a new center for business, research, and innovation as a collaborative effort between the city and MSU. The development includes office and amenity spaces to attract businesses to the area as well as creative spaces, outdoor gathering, parking, and retail to build upon the synergy already present in the area with the E-Factory, Brick City, and the current JVIC facility.

Clark Huesemann is designing the 30,000-sf expansion to the Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) to increase the facility’s ability to attract new research and businesses. The expansion will create a new face to the facility, connecting it conceptually and visually to surrounding MSU and City facilities to build upon the connectivity of the district as a whole. New research and laboratory spaces will be connected to expanded building circulation. New social and collaborative amenities will be created at the street level to activate and spur opportunity for cross pollination amongst the current and future businesses, students, and researchers in the area.

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