AFP Small Business of the Year 2019

SOA is proud to have been selected as Columbia’s National Philanthropy Day SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR for 2019!

SOA Video Spotlight: Robbie Price

Meet Robbie Price, Columbia Native, architect and Associate at SOA. Hear what he thinks makes SOA unique and what is the most important consideration when hiring an architect.


“You never know when one kind act, or one word or encouragement, can change a life forever.”  Zig Ziglar

Small Business of the Year Finalist

Nominated by a fellow Columbia Chamber of Commerce member, SOA was one of five finalists for the prestigious 2016 Small Business of the Year Award.

VACATIONS – Who Needs Them?

You do! It is a well-known fact; Americans receive less paid days off than many other countries around the world. And still, when faced with this smaller amount of vacation time, we are inclined not to take all our time off. What is wrong with us?

Did you hear about the Building Acoustics Presentation?

Did you hear that SOA & Henderson Engineers hosted a Lunch and Learn on Building Acoustics? It was full of sound advice for acoustical challenges in new spaces and renovations alike. Participants toured three different spaces on the Columbia College’s campus, each with unique auditory requirements.

Abracadabra: The Secret to Good Design

What is good design? Is design considered ‘good’ when it is noticeable or when you don’t notice? When it is bold or subtle? Is it obvious or understated? I feel the correct answer is, well…..both.

SOA & the Next Generation (Hint, Hint – We’re Hiring!)

This fall, SOA along with our neighbor, CM Engineering, enjoyed hosting students from the University of Missouri’s Architectural Studies and Engineering programs for an evening tour of our building and a presentation on its sustainable design and construction.

OHM Open House

SOA’s ribbon cutting ceremony, shown above, made working in our new space at 2801 Woodard Drive feel more official.

SOA to host Open House on June 4th!

SOA is pleased to announce that the Open House for our new building at 2801 Woodard Drive will be held on June 4th, starting at 3:45pm. We, along with our neighbors, CM Engineering and Working Spaces, will be open to the public for tours, refreshments and prizes.

Proud Winner of Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Award!

On April 20th, SOA’s new building was announced to be a winner in the “Innovative Best Practices” category for Columbia’s first annual Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Award!

“Continuing the Conversation” from the Advancing Renewables Conference

On April 6th, SOA was proud to welcome attendees of the Advancing Renewables in the Midwest Conference! The conference, put on by MU and the City of Columbia, draws a great crowd of experts and advocates in the Renewable Energy field from around Missouri and beyond.

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