The Discovery Center

Springfield, Missouri

The Discovery Center is an interactive, hands-on museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning and an appreciation of the world and our place in it. hdesigngroup helped lead the creation of a 30,000-square-foot addition designed to enhance education with classrooms, administrative offices, and a tangible environment that encourages visitors’ engagement with the interactive exhibits.

This addition to the Discovery Center was the first building in southwest Missouri to be submitted to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system for Gold Certification. A roof garden, day-lighting design, water recycling and collection, extensive energy reduction, and solar-energy collection are some of the elements consistent with an environmentally conscious design.