As one of the oldest elementary schools in the area, it was important to the community to maintain the historic integrity of the building while updating the school to modern educational standards.Continue reading
Independence Uptown Market
- New Construction
- 6,700 SF
- $3.3 million
A revitalized downtown area offers a venue for farmers, citizens and small business owners to gather.
The Independence Uptown Market is the combined vision of citizens, farmers and business owners brought from idea to reality within the span of 18 months. An open-air pavilion paired with an enclosed farmers market pavilion offer a venue for local craftsmen to sell their goods. The enclosed venue offers the opportunity to host regional events that will bring commerce into the city, as well as weddings, parties and corporate events. The new building revitalizes the central area and offers a collaborative gathering space that will benefit citizens and business owners alike for years to come and fosters a sense of community.
Inspired environmental graphics weave the way through this new early childhood center, integrating hands-on learning experiences into design.Continue reading
LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL Performing Arts Center
- Liberty Public Schools
- 43,000 SF
- $16.5 million
The new performing arts space boasts unique elements contributing to the full performance experience, down to the technical and behind-the-scenes details.
As a district who places a strong emphasis on the importance of arts in education, Liberty Public Schools sought to improve its fine arts facilities at Liberty High School as part of the 2018 district bond passage. The addition of the new state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center brings many opportunities for students, featuring an expansive two-tiered auditorium, flexible band, orchestra and choir rooms, a scene shop, drama classroom, individual rehearsal spaces and an event entrance for performance attendees. All of the spaces were designed to be multi-use to maximize the building’s utilization.
Inspired by spaces such as the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the nearly 800-seat addition is comparable to that of a performance space found on a college campus. Securely connected to the high school, students now have a professional setting to hone their talents. Acoustically accurate architectural details support students in achieving their full creative potential.
The newly modernized learning environment preserves the rich history of a community while offering students innovative collaboration areas naturally integrated into the flow of the building.Continue reading
Park Hill’s new district service center and transportation hub marries sustainability and efficiency while supporting its staff in a new facility.Continue reading
Situated in the historical town of Westwood, Kansas, Westwood View Elementary serves a tight-knit community full of rich history.Continue reading