In remarkable adaptive re-use, a mid-century motel becomes veterans housing in Columbia, Missouri.

Adaptive re-use is often the stuff of beautiful, old brick buildings; and we love those projects. But it’s also heartening to see less obvious structures spared from the landfill and put to good use. Such was the case with Patriot Place in Columbia, Missouri. Developed by a partnership of Columbia Housing Authority and Truman VA, Patriot Place provides housing to veterans and involved the conversion of a mid-century, roadside motel into 22 apartments, plus an addition which added 3 apartments, an office, and a combination laundry/exercise room. Scope included a new sloped shingle roof over plywood and trusses, the addition of insulation, Hardie siding and brick to the existing masonry block walls, 5 new stairwells, new utilities, walkways, and a parking lot. Interiors included vinyl plank flooring, energy efficient appliances, and roll in showers for ADA and accessibility on the first level.

Columbia Housing Authority
Truman VA

Columbia, Missouri

1 Apartment Building
1 Laundry/Exercise Room 
25 Apartment Units