Activating a prominent downtown KC corner, transforming it into a modern workplace
McCownGordon Construction recently acquired an outdated office building in downtown Kansas City and hired Helix to transform it into an open, modern workplace environment. Prominently located at the corner of 9th and Main, along the new streetcar line, the renovation was designed to engage with the surrounding urban environment.
Location: Kansas City, MO
Helix developed a concept that replaces the existing façade with an aluminum glass curtainwall, drastically increasing transparency from the outside and daylighting for the inside. With space for 225 associates, the new structure nearly doubles the firm’s current office space. Efficient allocation of individual workspace allows for more real estate to be dedicated to employee amenities, including a fitness center, expanded conference and collaboration spaces and a rooftop patio.