HOK’s Experience Design team created an exhibition that includes historical images of company milestones, display cases for artifacts and built-in iPads that display interactive content.
One of the challenges was how to create an immersive experience within a small space. The Experience Design team recommended cutting into an existing wall to make more room for displays.
The design concept uses symbolic stacked “building blocks” to present content. Halftone imagery and typography printed on a wood veneer create warmth and emphasize the history of H&R Block’s prestigious brand. Two highlighted, printed aluminum images provide a clean contrast to the printed wood finish.
Each panel is flexible and can be updated to accommodate future changes. Interactive elements enable visitors to engage with H&R Block’s heritage and understand the enduring impact the organization has had on the Kansas City community.
625,000 sq. ft. / 58,070 sq. m.
Urban Land Institute Kansas City – Development of Distinction Award
Construction Specifications Institute – Excellence in Craftsmanship: Wood Accents
Design-Build Institute of America – National Award, Best Project Private Sector More than $15 Million
Design-Build Institute of America, Mid-America Chapter – Project of the Year Award
Masonry Construction Magazine – Project of the Year Award, Honorable Mention
AIA Kansas City – Citation Award for Craftsmanship in Architecture, Wood Accents
Kansas City Business Journal – Capstone Award, Office Category
Construction Specifications Institute Kansas City Chapter – Excellence in Engineering Award