Eko Park is a five-building, 114-unit housing complex located near both Drury University and Missouri State University campuses in Springfield, Missouri. It caters to college students, and represents a bold change of image for multifamily developments.
With its easy accessibility to downtown, the complex encourages residents to use alternative means of transportation to reduce the harmful effects of automobile travel. The design prioritized environmentally friendly materials and technology: Low-VOC materials, low-flow fixtures, high-efficiency appliances and mechanical systems, and spray-in insulation all help lower overall energy use and costs, creating a healthier place of living and reducing each building’s carbon footprint. The goal was to set the standard in green living using LEED guidelines in both construction and implementation.