Kansas City, Missouri
This project is an adaptive reuse of an industrial building located in the redeveloping East Crossroads District of Downtown Kansas City MO. The owners of the building are automotive and motorcycle enthusiasts so it seemed appropriate for this 5000 square foot former transmission repair shop be transformed into an office space that is as much about work as it is about creativity and play; an interchange of ideas that involve outer beauty and inner complexity. Many of the materials featured on the vertical surfaces of the interior space where repurposed from structural beams and walking surfaces of the original construction. There is an abundance of custom steel and glass work throughout the project that serve as a physical separator without heavy visual obstruction. The “openness” of the design and the raw appearance of the repurposed materials makes the interior space feel authentic not overdone. The Owner’s personality permeates every surface of the building and makes each space feel like a different aspect of home…with an abundance of public, semi-private and private spaces.