Kansas City Public Television

Elevate KCPT's physical environs on par with the positive impact it has on the Metropolitan Kansas City community.

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KCPT is a vessel of creative thinkers with values rooted in listening, understanding, and sharing. Each of the 50+ employees contribute to the company’s success and support the process of creating content. While their work has been at a consistent, award-winning level of quality over the years, their workplace environment has not been able to maintain that same level of quality. El Dorado was hired in 2019 to conduct a programming analysis of KCPT’s creative operations and existing facilities. Based on detailed discussions with the leadership and staff, a comparative study of the current and desired work flow, and a rigorous investigation of the complex conglomeration of existing structures, various scenarios were developed to offer a range of possible paths forward. The scenarios vary from minimal renovations to selective demolition to new construction. Each scenario was tested based on criteria and goals created by KCPT and El Dorado during this process. The report presents a summary of the organization’s assets, constraints, and aspirations that informed the criteria; proposing a vision that will positively inform the upcoming design process to provide a workplace elevated to the quality of KCPT’s contributions to Kansas City.
  • On the Boards
  • Architect, Fabricator
  • Kansas City, MO
  • 35,000 SF renovated (44,000 SF total)

Client

  • KCPT

Eldo Team

  • Principal: David Dowell, AIA
  • Project Manager: Sean Slattery, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
  • Project Architect: Grace Broeder;
  • Project Designer: Tamra Collins, AIA, LFA, LEED AP BD+C

Collaborators

  • Contractor: AL Huber
  • Structural: Norton & Schmidt
  • MEP: PKMR Engineers

Artists

  • Mike Sinclair
  • James Woodfill

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