6601 College Boulevard

6601 College Boulevard

Project Type: Commercial
Exterior
Overland Park, KS
2016

2017 KC Business Journal Capstone Award Winner

6601 College Boulevard
6601 College Boulevard
6601 College Boulevard
6601 College Boulevard
Architect: RMTA
Photographer: Andrew Fabin

The renovation transformed a 40-year-old brick building with tiny windows into a modern, energy-efficient structure with a sleek and energy-efficient glass exterior.

The Design Team was tasked with reimagining the existing brick-clad structure with small punched windows and a domineering presence into a “cool-looking contemporary building” that would attract members of the creative class that needed to locate outside the urban KC core. The building had operated untouched for 40 years and did not meet the criteria for a Class-A Office facility.

The curtain wall system was introduced to provide the contemporary and sleek aesthetic that ownership desired. The challenge presented at that point was to select a product that would provide maximum light transmission while still providing adequate solar blocking performance to meet today’s Energy Code requirements. The incorporation of high-performance glazing and both horizontal and vertical sunshade elements brought the building’s exterior in to focus while providing a level of functional performance that allowed the building’s mechanical systems to be minimized.