Architecture & Design


Grand Opening Set for New Missouri Innovation Campus in Lee’s Summit

The grand opening of the new Missouri Innovation Campus, a collaboration between the Lee's Summit school district and the University of Central Missouri, will be at 4 p.m. Sept 5, the sponsoring organizations announced this morning. The new facility, at… more

Planning Begins for KC Streetcar Extension

With last week's voter authorization giving them them the green light, area transit officials issued formal notice today that planning is starting for an extenstion of the Downtown streetcar, south to the Country Club Plaza and the University of Missouri-Kansas… more

Construction Sector, KC School District Teaming Up on New Training Curriculum

Executives from construction-sector companies in the region and Kansas City School District Superintendent Mark Bedell will hold a news conference Tuesday to announce details of a new construction-technlogy program designed to put students on  an accelerated pathway to skilled, union… more

ARTerra Project Starts in Crossroads

With site preparation completed, construction has begun on the 12-story luxury residential building dubbed ARTerra--the first high-rise apartment building in Downtown's Crossroads Arts District. The project at 21st and Wyandotte is a joint development between Kansas City's Copaken Brooks and… more

Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team to Hold Jobs Rally

The Burns & McDonnell KCI HOMETOWN Team will lead a jobs rally at Mark One Electric this morning to introduce 20 new members of the project team and share new details about the proposed construction schedule, job training and pre-apprentice… more

Local Firms Form KCI Design Team

The drive to bring a single-terminal configuration to Kansas City International Airport took on additional business-civic overtones today as five prominent design firms from the region were introduced as partners for the proposal put forward in the spring by Burns… more

17 Regional Builders Make ENR’s Top 400 List

The Show-Me State flexed its construction-sector muscles today with 14 companies from Missouri claiming their spots on the Engineering News Record's 2017 list of the nation's Top 400 Contractors. The highest-ranking among them was St. Louis-based McCarthy Holdings, up five… more

Terracon Names Srinivasan as President

Terracon Consultants, the Olathe-based engineering firm, announced new details of its succession plan this afternoon, with COO Vasan Srinivasan becoming its new presdident of the employee-owned firm, taking over those duties from CEO David Gaboury. In a news release announcing… more

Mosaic Life Care Arena Gets Go-Ahead

The Kansas City Council has approved an ordinance that will allow a local development company, Foutch Brothers, to buy Kemper Arena for a dollar and transform it into Mosaic Life Care Arena, a two-tiered youth sports facility. The council's vote… more

Graves May Be Leaving Burns & McDonnell, but He’ll Remain a Civic Force in KC

The Greg Graves Era at Burns & McDonnell will wrap up at the end of this week, but while he’s heading to a 600-acre spread near Drexel, he won't be riding off into any sunsets: As one half of one… more