KCAI Barbara Marshall Residence Hall and Wylie Dining Center

Looking beyond the traditional student housing model to create an environment tailored to art students

The Kansas City Art Institute’s new student living center is designed to enhance freshman experience and attract top art students to the campus. Designed through a partnership with Christopher Carvell Architects, the four-story student residence building includes 227 beds and common areas for study, fitness, laundry, socializing and other amenities. The connected dining center is designed to serve the whole campus with multiple food service venues. 

Location: Kansas City, MO
Size: 85,000 SF

KCAI Residence Hall
Dining center building

An adjacent courtyard space with terraced seating offers an indoor-outdoor experience for dining, socializing and working. Located prominently along Warwick Boulevard, the architecture of this transformational new building compliments the history and traditions of KCAI, while expressing its forward-thinking evolution.

Students inside residence hall at Kansas City Art Institute

The contemporary student coming to KCAI to study deserves the best possible living space and the residence hall will be exactly what the students and their parents want – a home that is comfortable, relaxing and safe, with high connectivity.”

Tony Jones, The Nerman Family President, KCAI

Stairway with window and a cactus
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