Students, faculty and staff come together for reflection, education and action at this new multicultural center, located in the heart of campus.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
The brand-new Indian Creek Elementary replaces an existing building that had endured for decades and instilled pride in many community members.Continue reading
Ervin Early Learning Center
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
- Hickman Mills School District
- 110,000 SF total
- $7.5 million
Repurposing an abandoned middle school gave pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students a space their own focused on literacy.
Research shows that students who do not have an early education focused on literacy are more likely to struggle throughout school and into adulthood. This dedicated brain-based facility for young learners allowed the District to put an emphasis on this issue without committing more square footage to Kindergarten. It also gave the District more classroom space within each elementary school for older grade levels.
Hollis + Miller Architects Kansas City Workspace
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
- Corrigan Station
- Tenant Finish
- 30,000 SF
An open communicating stair prominently and purposely connects three floors at the center of Hollis + Miller’s Kansas City office space, enhancing all-office culture and promoting collaboration.
The main entry is located on the middle floor, with each floor housing unique resources to encourage co-mingling. We are stronger together, so by housing the charrette spaces on the bottom floor, the café on the middle floor, and the interior library, focus booths and human resources on the top floor, team members are obligated to interact daily outside their studios. This strengthens our six studios as a team and enhances our office culture.
The Hollis + Miller Workspace reflects who we are and how we work. Every space reinforces the concepts of team, collaboration, and balance. Ultimately, the space is a stage and tool for our people to pursue the larger purpose of empowering communities through design and leadership.
Summit Ridge Middle School
- Jefferson County Public Schools
- 13,000 SF
- $4.8 million
Visual connectivity and strategically designed collaborative spaces have led to an evolution of learning styles at this newly combined middle school.
Jeffco Public Schools in Denver, Colorado recently decided to transition their sixth-grade students into middle-school, and needed to accommodate for the addition of 400 students. The existing building hosted traditional classrooms and learning areas, challenging the design team to seamlessly integrate the two buildings while incorporating collaborative learning elements into the addition. Hollis + Miller worked directly with the principal, faculty, community members, and students to create a design that would introduce collaboration spaces and a learning stair alongside new classrooms and science labs. Renovations to the school’s STEAM classrooms allow more students access to hands on education with computer aided design, engineering, and fabrication.
A strategic blend of acoustical features, architectural elements and environmental graphics emulates school pride throughout every detail of the new addition at Blue Springs High School.Continue reading
The new addition to Excel Academy brings middle-school aged students a space to call their own while remaining connected to the rest of the student body.Continue reading
East Middle School
- Joplin School District
- New Construction
- 125,800 SF total
- $30.4 million
A shared building with a well-defined threshold eases the transition from elementary to middle school, while a bold, vibrant color palette set this young adult space apart from elementary.
Sharing a site with Soaring Heights Elementary School, it’s important that the architecture, design and environmental graphics emphasize the maturity, focus and confidence that comes with young adulthood.
This school replaces the middle school lost on May 22, 2011, when the worst tornado disaster on record to date in the United States hit to the City of Joplin. The Superintendent called this effort “Operation Rebuild.”
Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley Campus Student Success Center
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
- Metropolitan Community College
- 15,000 SF
- $1.4 million
Students are drawn to the Student Success Center’s second floor. It’s a bustling, highly flexible environment used daily for individual or small group study.
What was once a dark, broken-up and uninviting space is now a bright, open place where students want to be. Flexible furniture makes students feel comfortable and welcome and encourages various study styles. The new Success Center connects to the library, humanities building and campus center in a highly visible way, allowing students more collaborative learning.