The six-story office building, developed in tandem with an adjacent 783-space parking structure, anchors the East Village redevelopment, which is transforming a blighted, eight‐block area into a vibrant mixed‐use neighborhood.
To foster a more collaborative corporate culture among employees relocating from several buildings, JE Dunn switched from a traditional workplace environment to an open‐office layout that maximizes daylight, views to the outside and long-term flexibility.
The design complements the surrounding architecture and builds a strong connection to the adjacent limestone government buildings. A curved wall of high-performance glazing on the building’s western facade offers views of the adjacent Ilus W. Davis Civic Mall, Country Club Plaza and downtown Kansas City.
As the first LEED Gold certified corporate headquarters in Missouri, the building reflects JE Dunn’s commitment to sustainable design, construction and operations. Sustainable strategies including ample daylighting, an underfloor HVAC system, rain gardens, a stormwater collection system for irrigation and a green roof all contribute to the creation of a healthy workplace.
Use of natural, simple materials such as exposed concrete, reclaimed wood flooring and perforated carbon steel showcases JE Dunn’s exceptional craftsmanship and skill as a general contractor.
Amenities include a full-service cafeteria, fitness center, data center, training areas, and easily accessible conference and break rooms on every floor.
This project was designed through a partnership with BNIM.
204,000 sq. ft. / 18,950 sq. m.
Kansas City Business Journal – Capstone Award Winner – Architectural Design
KC Home Design & Commercial Journal – Design Excellence SILVER Award – Green Category
Economic Development Council – EDC Cornerstone Redevelopment Award Special Recognition
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) – PCI Design Awards, Best Office Building: Mid-Rise
AIA Kansas City – AIA Craftsmanship Honor Award
AIA Kansas City – AIA Craftsmanship Merit Award (Executive Board Room Conference Table)
LEED Gold headquarters in Missouri
Less water used than the U.S. EPA’s minimum standards
Occupants with outdoor views
Construction waste recycled and diverted from landfill