Kansas City Young Audiences

Infusing an empty big box store with a new creative spark

After over fifty years of enriching young people’s lives through the arts, Kansas City Young Audiences purchased their first permanent home: an existing building, originally constructed in 1997 as a large box retailer. The design concept features a variety of flexible spaces intended to grow with the organization, as they host various visual and performing arts activities and classes for children. The design establishes a strong sense of place, increasing brand awareness and prominence at KCYA’s new midtown location, while creating a warm and welcoming location for parents and community members alike.

Location: Kansas City, MO
Square-Feet: 17,000

Thank you all so much for your exceptional hard work on our building. Thank you for creating this beautiful, creative, transformational space. Thank you for helping us bring our dreams to fruition.”

Martin English, Executive Director

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