David T. Beals III Studio for Art & Technology

Higher Education Case Study
McCownGordon has partnered on multiple projects with the Kansas City Art Institute for more than a decade. The David T. Beals III Studio for Arts and Technology building includes new classroom space with high-tech fabrication labs for artwork, a large critique space and storage area for students and faculty.

Client

Kansas City Art Institute

Processes

Safety
Collaborative Delivery
Preconstruction

City

Kansas City, MO

Recognition

Kansas City Association of General Contractors Building Excellence Awards Finalist

Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award, Industrial

The new outdoor slab and canopy area provides an open-air workspace as well as a large area to house sculpture work.

The exterior work includes a new main entrance onto campus, new parking spaces, and a brick paved and concrete courtyard that brings the campus to life and will be used as an entertainment and event space.

McCownGordon completed extensive sitework including the installation of a new storm sewer system and holding tanks in the middle of campus, as well as new landscaping.

Along with the studio, McCownGordon also renovated the Ceramics Building, which consisted of installing a mezzanine level creating new work/fabrication space for ceramics students.

Gould Evans, McCownGordon, KCAI, Kansas City, MO
Gould Evans, McCownGordon, KCAI, Kansas City, MO
Gould Evans, McCownGordon, KCAI, Kansas City, MO
Gould Evans, McCownGordon, KCAI, Kansas City, MO
Gould Evans, McCownGordon, KCAI, Kansas City, MO
Gould Evans, McCownGordon, KCAI, Kansas City, MO
Gould Evans, McCownGordon, KCAI, Kansas City, MO