The existing building was an empty shell with 24-foot high ceilings, providing the team a blank canvas for the new design. KCYA’s new home has a flexible interior and houses the educational, workplace, event, and performance functions of the organization.
Building renovations included creating two dance studios, stage, musical practice rooms, mixed-use performance and event space, office space, and new restrooms. A leasing space for future tenants is also included. Upgrades to the existing building involved repairs to roof deck, necessary upgrades to mechanical rooftop units, exterior paint, and minor site improvements.
The four-month construction was completed in December 2016, allowing the first acting, dance and music classes to begin in January 2017.