SFS Architecture

Lutjen Corporate Office

North Kansas City, MO

Warehouse building transformed into modern, LEED Silver certified company headquarters

Challenge

Transform an existing warehouse building into a distinctive, modern office space that gives Lutjen Inc. room to grow and expresses the company’s collaborative office culture and its commitment to sustainable, environmentally responsible practices.

Process

SFS designers and Lutjen Inc. leaders communicated closely throughout the project to ensure that all aspects of the design supported Lutjen’s focus on creating a positive environment for employees through both functional and aesthetic aspects of the space.

Solution

Lutjen’s new headquarters enhances its employees’ day-to-day experience, delivering a clean, simple design that integrates both the character of the original warehouse and sustainable elements that reflect the company’s focus on environmental responsibility. Indirect lighting, natural light and exterior views were incorporated throughout, with large spaces allocated to social and break functions to promote interaction. Recycled/reclaimed materials, energy efficient lighting, and geothermal heating and cooling also contribute to a positive work environment and support the building’s planned LEED Silver Certification.

Awards & Publications

2012
Published KC Business - June 2012
“Coolest KC Offices - Dream Work Spaces”

2011
KC Magazine & Commercial Journal, Design Excellence Awards
Architecture: Green - GOLD

2011
KC Magazine & Commercial Journal, Design Excellence Awards
Architecture: Interior - BRONZE

2011
KC Magazine & Commercial Journal, Design Excellence Awards
Interior: Office – BRONZE

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