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Support Services Center
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
- Park Hill School District
- New Construction
- Service Center: 70,000 SF
- Transportation Center: 21,400 SF
- $23.8 million
Efficiency and sustainability were at the core of designing the new district operations and maintenance campus.
The Park Hill School District needed a new facility to house its operations and maintenance departments. Previously located in an underground cave with no windows or direct sunlight, administration aimed to provide a more desirable work environment for staff who keep district operations running smoothly on a daily basis. It also provided space for a much-needed expansion to support a steadily growing district.
Targeted to achieve LEED certification, efficiency and sustainability were at the heart of designing this new campus. Sunlight pours in through skylights, and discarded oil from the mechanical shop can be used to heat areas of the building. The Support Services Center building is home to maintenance, warehouse, nutrition services, technology, and various office spaces providing a number of amenities under one roof and allowing for collaboration and efficiencies not possible in the former underground location. Only a few hundred feet away, yet secured separately, lies the fully equipped Transportation Center. The Transportation Center services the entire district’s bus fleet and includes a maintenance shop, wash station and space to accommodate driver training and rest areas.
The new campus boasts an all-in-one efficiency approach, allowing Park Hill staff to focus on running the district’s many facilities and operations.