Partner Office - 3-D Architects ideal home for three dimensions of communication is the West Bottoms district of the Kansas City metro area. Working class Kansas Citians have been found in the West Bottoms for years, especially in the days of the “Central Industrial District,” America’s second largest stockyard only to Chicago. Today, this working class spirit is thriving still as it fights for a rejuvenation.
Reception Space - The West Bottoms is currently home to many popular architectural salvage businesses. The firm will be joining in the spirit of the area with an in-house salvage of its’ own. The firm will have a fully operational shop area, ideal for in-house restoration & repair of goods. Associates will have the opportunity to let their creative juices flow & build in their spare time at no-cost. The ground-level salvage business will allow the firm to be able to connect with members of the community.
Department Heads - 3-D Architects philosophy helps stabilize the projectâ€™s concept: â€œ3-Dimensions of Communication: Think. Do. Share.â€ â€œThinkâ€ involves the extremely respected yet grounded leaders who conceptualize a vision to communicate to the entire firm. "Do" challenges the majority of the firm, the professional staff, who must conquer the steps between the partnersâ€™ vision & something tangible. Finally, "Share,â€ involves a collaborative effort by the entire staff to create a built reality.
Conference Space - The concept is strengthened by a consequential color scheme as well as an intricate material & furniture selection process. Red accents invite the exterior inside while chocolate ceilings & floors create spatial hierarchy versus beige ceilings & floors which express circulatory space.
Professional Staff - Secondary colors black and silver are also found in the details spatially as well as in selected furniture system and custom fittings.
Exterior View - South - Materials for the structure included a high color intensity brick as an alternative to dyed CMU’s, white cement mortar PIZ cladding system from Zecca Prefabbricati as well as reclaimed walnut & maple flooring.