Architecture & Design


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

Downtown Convention Center Hotel Gains Momentum

At the end of a day that saw a major step forward for his team, Mike Burke, of KC Hotel Developers LLC, spoke with Ingram’s about plans for his group's Hyatt convention center hotel project, which received an important city agency… more

Watts Mill All Spruced Up in Time for the Holidays

MIRASON Properties, LLC, which owns Watts Mill Shopping Center at 103rd Street & State Line in Kansas City, MO, has completed renovations to the center; the project began this past August. Customers of Jasper’s Italian Restaurant, Ugly Joe’s Bar &… more

Burns & McDonnell Makes Rare Acquisition

Employee-owned Burns & McDonnell has been a model of organic growth in recent years, but its next step forward is coming through the acquistion of a Wisconsin-based industrial contractor, AZCO, Inc. The two companies have collaborated on projects for decades,… more

Paragon Star Breaks Ground in Lee’s Summit

This morning, after months of planning and approvals, the recreation, entertainment and soccer complex project known as Paragon Star broke ground at the intersection of I-470 and View High Drive in Lee’s Summit. The 130-acre, $400-plus million development has been… more

Johnson County Gateway Swings Into Service

The meeting of routes 35, 435 and K-10 is about to become a much more driver-friendly meeting as the Johnson County Gateway swings into full effect over the coming week. Yesterday in Lenexa, officials celebrated a ribbon-cutting for the completion… more

KC Companies Reach Goes Far Beyond Home

Kessinger/Hunter has joined four other Kansas City area companies in a project with Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM)—the storage and information management services company. The other Kansas City firms that have been brought on for the project are, JE Dunn Construction,… more

KC Corporations See Potential in Minority Entrepreneurs

Today is graduation day for 30 Kansas City-area participants in a program called Strategy and Business Development for Minority Business Entrepreneurs—a 2½ -day intensive education program for executives, brought to Kansas City by the Ivy League staff of Dartmouth College's  Tuck School… more