We secured an Unbuilt Distinguished Award for Truman Medical Center, University Health 2 in Kansas City, MO and an Unbuilt Merit Award for a new confidential technology workplace in St. Louis. The full list of winners is available on the AIA St. Louis website.
Below is a summary of both award-winning projects:
Truman Medical Center, University Health 2
Located on a prominent urban edge, this project establishes a new contemporary image for a safety-net hospital in Kansas City, MO. The project challenges preconceived notions of healthcare campuses and envision the new “front-door” as an important and welcoming extension of the public realm.
The new medical office building acts as a critical node on the campus, visually and physically connecting disparate elements across a challenging topography. The project forms are at once rectilinear and angular, maintaining efficiency in clinic layouts and parking, relating to a restrained context, and becoming more dynamic where emphasizing movement at public zones.
Confidential Technology Workplace
Commitment to equity and empowerment echoes throughout a cutting-edge workplace housed in a historically significant urban asset. Once home to the city’s newspaper, the 100-year-old structure is re-defined as a community catalyst, reflective of its new tenant’s mission.
This project melds modern design, historic urban fabric, and a community-focused mission to create a renewed neighborhood anchor: a nexus integrating small businesses, entrepreneurs, and community members with the organization’s dynamic workspace each day.
CannonDesign provided multi-dimensional design service for the project including architecture, interior design, engineering and lighting design. Trivers led the design and restoration of the building’s core and shell.