On July 13, 1994, Kansas City civic leader Jerome Cohen and his wife, Jeannette, donated the building and property at 200 East McCarty Street in Jefferson City, Missouri to the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers Educational Foundation, Inc.
By gutting the facility, the professional design/construction team of Pellham, Phillips, Hagerman of Springfield, Missouri and Ludwig Associates of Jefferson City transformed the building's plain and unassuming original structure into a design that projects the technical and professional image of engineering in a classic way.
This building served as the engineering headquarters for the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri from 1996 to 2022.
In 2022, after considering the long term financial implications of building ownership, the Educational Foundation made the difficult decision to sell the building. The proceeds from the sale remain as assets of the Educational Foundation and are invested and used to further the Foundation’s mission.The generous donation of Jerome and Jeannette Cohen, and stewards to renovate the building, continue to serve as an asset for tomorrow.