Modernizing a mid-century landmark without uprooting the workforce
Title: Richard Bolling Federal Building
Location: Kansas City, MO
Originally constructed in 1962, the Richard Bolling Federal Building has become a recognizable landmark on the Kansas City skyline. Known as a “City within a City,” Helix provided architectural, design, engineering, abatement, and construction management services for the $250 million, 18-story, 1.2 million square-foot office building renovation. The modernization utilized invisible construction without displacing any of its 30 tenant agencies. In fact, tenants have reported taking fewer sick days and increased talent recruitment. The project received a National GSA Design Award and is acknowledged as a standard against which all other projects of its size are to be measured.