SFS Architecture

Workplace

Midwest Public Risk Headquarters

Independence, MO

Sustainable office facility designed to accommodate three distinctive organizational needs

Challenge

Create a signature office facility that meets MPR’s long-term space needs and provides a warm, inviting environment that expresses the organization’s values of physical wellness, education and sustainability.

Process

Our design team worked collaboratively with MPR representatives to identify key design priorities and parameters to develop a space that addressed their top priorities: contemporary, sustainable design; durable, warm materials; separation of office/support, and training and wellness areas.

Solution

The completed headquarters provides warm, welcoming spaces with a practical yet elegant aesthetic that support both the collaborative and separation needs of staff and clients. The floor plan was divided into three distinctive elements, opening up all spaces of the building to natural light and exterior views. A large outdoor courtyard serves as an amenity and gathering space. In addition to open and private office spaces, the facility provides a wellness center, tiered training room and conference spaces.

Awards & Publications

2011
International Interior Design Association, Mid-America Design Awards,
Corporate Small – GOLD

2011
Kansas City Business Journal, Capstone Award for Achievements in Real Estate - Office

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

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