AWARDS AIA KANSAS CITY DESIGN AWARDS / ARCHITECTURE_HONOR AWARD / 2018
DESIGN ARCHITECT EL DORADO | KANSAS CITY MISSOURI CONTRACTOR CENTRIC PROJECTS CIVIL ENGINEER SK DESIGN GROUP STRUCTURAL ENGINEER BOB D. CAMPBELL & CO. MEP ENGINEER BGR ENGINEERS
LOCATION KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI SQUARE FOOTAGE 46,500 SF OPENED 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY MIKE SINCLAIR
The Interstate Flats are an adaptive reuse and historic renovation of a ‘50s era industrial bakery facility into a modern apartment complex along a revitalized historic Armour Boulevard in midtown Kansas City. The building, home to Interstate Bakeries Corporation Headquarters from 1952 until it’s relocation to Texas in 2009, provided a unique opportunity to adapt a historic building from the modernist movement. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, the project utilized both State and Federal Historic Preservation tax credits. Through creative use of unit mixtures and proactively engaging the lower level, the project exceeded pro-forma requirements and achieved 39 residential units, as well as a one-to-one parking ratio, fitness center, and a common area lounge. Innovative re-purposing of existing assets played a key role in the design — salvaging vintage glass partitions and doors, retaining key components of the existing light fixture design, restoring solar screens, and renovating the former automobile courtyard into an amenity space.