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Poplar Bluff, MO

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DILLE TRAXEL Architecture:  creating healthy, secure and sustainable solutions
for community enhancement throughout the Heartland.

DILLE TRAXEL Architecture Firm is a full-service architectural firm serving clients from a broad region from St. Louis to Memphis. We take pride in the accomplishments of our growing team.

We listen, we collaborate, and we are passionate about our work. Over the years our firm has developed an inviting relationship-based approach with our clients that is representative of our rural Missouri upbringing.

DILLE TRAXEL was founded in 2003 with the goal to provide quality architectural and planning services to southeast Missouri, northeast Arkansas, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, western Tennessee and Kansas.

We have grown to become the region’s leading architecture firm in a variety of project types such as education, financial, municipal, commercial, industrial, medical, retail and religious.


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What We Do

We take pride in the accomplishments of our growing team. Exceptional design, modern technology, and cost-effective construction methods are the basis of our work. We have a proven track record of building successful relationships and communities which is essential to creating a quality and long-lived finished product.

what others are saying

Dille Traxel Architecture has worked with us on over $20 million dollars of projects.  They have worked with the college to develop and keep updated a comprehensive master plan for the campus and every step of the way we have been able to depend on them to be the highest quality partner imaginable.  Dille Traxel is the firm for us to ensure a successful project!

Dr. Wesley Payne, President, Three Rivers College

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Great spaces inspire us to do great things. Our professional approach to creating a team of expert architects facilitates the production of a finished product for which we can all be proud. This team consists of several engineering firms and other consultants with numerous years of field experience.

DILLE TRAXEL Architecture Firm focuses on a broad array of projects such as collegiate / higher education master planning and renovations; K-12 master planning and renovations; healthcare and institutional; civic and industrial; municipal, emergency response and correctional facilities; financial, corporate and retail; and churches and residential (both single and multi-family housing).

In the news

Marquee Restoration for Historic Rodgers Theatre

Marquee Restoration for Historic Rodgers Theatre

In an effort to retain the historical significance of the Historic Rodgers Theatre, dedicated citizens of the Poplar Bluff community are working to restore the marquee.  Boasting its early mid-century modern architecture and illuminated neon marquee, the Rodgers Theatre was built in 1914 by I. W. Rodgers on the corner of Pine and Broadway in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

Redesign of Kidd's Gas Station and Convenience Store

Redesign of Kidd's Gas Station and Convenience Store

We are excited to be a part of the major renovations for the Kidd’s gas station and convenience store on Broadway in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Meet DILLE TRAXEL Architecture’s Intern

Meet DILLE TRAXEL Architecture’s Intern

DILLE TRAXEL ARCHITECTURE announces the appointment of Coulton Becker as Architectural Intern for the summer of 2017.  His goal is to gain general office experience and a practical understanding of the field of architecture.

Progress for Cape Girardeau Fire Station No. 4

Progress for Cape Girardeau Fire Station No. 4

Fire Station No. 4 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri is quickly progressing. The Penzel/Dille Traxel design-build team is anticipating completion late fall 2017. We are thrilled to be a part of this project for the City of Cape Girardeau and its residents.

Oak Grove Elementary

Oak Grove Elementary

A new main entry was added for the Poplar Bluff Oak Grove Elementary School.  Additions and renovations were made to the existing facility.

Progress for Maynard Elementary School

Progress for Maynard Elementary School

Progress continues for Maynard School District in Maynard, Arkansas as crews begin to pour footings for the new Maynard Elementary School.  Along with Delk Construction, DILLE TRAXEL Architecture is pleased to once again work with Superintendent Pat Rawlings to facilitate another successful project for the Maynard School District.

First Missouri State Bank

First Missouri State Bank

We are proud to announce the design of the first LEED building in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. DILLE TRAXEL Architecture is collaborating with Hastings Architecture to complete a new facility for First Missouri State Bank.  The facility will be two stories and boasting 17,000 square feet clad in a thin limestone veneer. 

Ribbon Cutting for the Poplar Bluff High School

Ribbon Cutting for the Poplar Bluff High School

The Ribbon Cutting for the Poplar Bluff High School was held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 in the new Commons area.  Retired Supt. Chris Hon addressed the crowd of community leaders, faculty, staff and students.

City of Cape Girardeau New Fire Station 4

City of Cape Girardeau New Fire Station 4

The groundbreaking for the city of Cape Girardeau’s New Fire Station 4 was held on September 7, 2016 at its new location on Lexington Avenue. Dille Traxel Architecture is a member of the design-build team with Penzel Construction Company and FGM Architects.

Our Clients

Three Rivers College

Board of Municipal Utilities

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center

Gamma HealthCare Incorporated

Poplar Bluff Municipal Library

Poplar Bluff R-1 School District

Scott City R-1 Schools

Sikeston Department of Public safety

Sterling Bank

Westwood Baptist Church

Westwood Hills Country Club

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