Missouri State University Educational Architecture Part II: Cannon Design
I felt as though these four images needed to be a part of their own mini post. Partially because the building was not designed by Dake-Wells like other the others I took from the previous post. Rather, this piece of educational architecture comes from Cannon Design. Having parked right in front of it and with about 30 minutes of excellent light left in the day, I had little excuse and would be remiss if I didn’t photograph it.
Built in 2012 the Foster Family Recreation Center is honestly very cool. The overall shape is a cube but if you are to take a look at it from a birds eye view you’d see it has sharp geometric triangles cut out which visually give the building an understated dynamic presence. The long cut outs follow the walk ways from both front and rear entrances, each framing a skylight in the center. The light was fading fast and shortly after taking these there was nothing left to work with. Had it not started raining immediately the next day I would have gone back to get more images.