Architecture & Design


Reverb apartments in Crossroads nears completion, set to open in August

Designed and developed by Burns & McDonnell and Copaken Brooks, Reverb, a new addition to the Kansas City skyline, is now the second high-rise apartment project to be built in the Crossroads, after Arterra. Set to open in August, the… more

Residence hall design changes prompted by COVID-19

As universities and colleges look to design new residence halls after the current global health crisis, they will be challenged with how to safely house students while still providing for their social and academic development. Social interactions have taken on… more

Design changes possible for large event venues due to COVID-19

In an era of social distancing and increasing contactless options, architects in Kansas City are seeing more clients with questions about implementing social distancing guidelines, moving to touchless systems and more. Architect Nate Appleman with HOK, a design, architecture, engineering… more

GO Topeka announces plans to develop large-scale animal health innovation campus

An economic development group called GO Topeka has announced plans to develop a large-scale animal health innovation campus in Kansas’ capital city. Two national real estate developers, Clark Enersen Partners and BioRealty, Inc., have been chosen to identify and evaluate… more

50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more

Burns & McDonnell project opening

In a celebration of critical infrastructure success and development of south Kansas City, Burns & McDonnell took the wraps off its 142,000-square-foot Phase II addition to the Ward Parkway campus this morning. Celebrating completion of the $42 million project were… more

OSHA Revises Construction Guidelines

Two primary new rules have been issued by OSHA for those in the construction industry dealing with COVID-19. The agency said that construction firms must record symptoms of employees, as defined by CDC rules, so that contract tracing can be… more

Construction Industry Lost 975,000K Jobs Last Month

April's unemployment rate hit a dismal 14.7 percent, and the construction industry was no different. It lost 975,000 jobs over the month, in an industry that was having trouble finding workers before COVID-19 hit. Though other industries faced a tougher… more

Q&A With … Mike Boehm, City of Lenexa

Mike Boehm is the major of the City of Lenexa, which has seen major construction growth over the the last few years. Q. Have you seen any delay in the construction of City Center as a result of COVID-19? A.… more

City Revisiting Plans for Hotel in Former KC Fed Bank Building

Though no action was taken on the measure yesterday by a city council committee, funding for a hotel in the former Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, at 925 Grand Blvd. The current proposal, known as Grand Reserve, by developer… more