SFS Relocates to Crossroads Arts District
SFS Architecture has relocated to new office space in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. We are now occupying the third floor of the historic Creamery Building at 2100 Central Street. A growing studio, a desire to create a more modern workplace and a long-standing commitment to the urban core brought us to this newly repurposed building.
The 5,860 SF space was designed by SFS to foster creativity, collaboration and camaraderie in an open office concept. Bench seating, team huddle spaces and large group meeting rooms work together to create a modern, dynamic and flexible workplace environment. The design draws on the historic features of the space, ample natural lighting and expansive views of the downtown skyline to create a contemporary urban aesthetic. Staff will also enjoy access to the building’s rooftop deck as well as the neighborhood’s eclectic collection of eateries, retailers and art galleries. “We are delighted to be in a space that truly reflects our company’s culture – open, collaborative and energetic,” said Marsha Hoffman, SFS Principal.
The new office will accommodate the firm’s thriving practice. Over the last three years, the firm has experienced a 30% growth in staff and is continuing to hire to meet the needs of the firm’s expanding client base. The firm is currently working on the renovation of the Kansas City Municipal Courthouse, the repurposing of the King Louie Building to create the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, a new community center for Excelsior Springs, MO, a new student center and library for Ottawa University and numerous Federal projects throughout the country for the General Services Administration, National Park Service and Bureau of Prisons. “We now have the space needed for our expanded studio plus the room and flexibility needed to accommodate future growth,” said Kerry Newman, SFS Principal.
A 42-year-old design firm rooted in Kansas City, the move keeps SFS in the urban core while positioning it among the many other creative types who call the Crossroads home. “We have always been drawn to the vibrancy and rich urban fabric of the Crossroads neighborhood, and are thrilled to now call it home,” said Hoffman.