Congratulations to Southeast Missouri State University for completing the reconstruction of their Houck Stadium main press box in time for their season home opener. Hurst-Rosche provided all architectural/engineering services associated with this "crunch time" project. The superstructure for this project was crazy! The existing structure had a center set of columns and the building hung from them. It was like a "popsicle" on a stick. Oh, and by the way, it is in a critical seismic zone. So, in order to use the existing structure and keep the project at an acceptable budget, Hurst-Rosche had to have a solution that did not weigh any more than the old press box. After much analysis and calculations, the solution was determined. Close coordination from Hurst-Rosche, Lisa Howe (SEMO project manager) and the contractor led to a completed project only days before the first home game. It must have done the trick. The first game with the new press box was a REDHAWKS win!!!