KCU Academic Center

Higher Education Case Study
The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and McCownGordon enjoy a long partnership. Projects include the Academic Center Exterior Improvements, the Anatomy Lab Renovation, the Dybedal Clinical Research Center Laboratory and the Academic Center Renovation.

Client

Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences

Processes

Building Information Modeling
Sustainability
Safety
Preconstruction
Collaborative Delivery

City

Kansas City, MO

Recognitions

LEED Silver

AIA Central States Design Excellence Awards Merit Award for Interior Architecture

AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Awards Honor Award in Interior Architecture

Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award, Community Impact Category


Through a qualifications-based process, our team renovated the university’s existing auditorium into a multi-functioning academic space. Construction included converting the existing auditorium into a state-of-the-art teaching facility featuring two large lecture halls and several breakout classrooms.

The team worked around campus activities when completing the exterior improvements, which required extensive communication and collaboration regarding the university’s daily schedule and operations.

The building, occupied by medical students on a daily basis, housed the main lecture hall 20 feet from operational crews. The team was proud to complete the project with zero noise complaints and no delays to construction.