Master Planning, Conceptual Design, Cost Estimating
This renovation/expansion was planned in conjunction with a market feasibility study done by the Strategic Advisory Group to upgrade and expand the existing Kansas Expocentre, a 25 year-old sports, entertainment, livestock, and exhibition venue to keep it competitive in its market.
The implementation plan called for a phased approach to the improvements to include deferred maintenance, a concourse expansion, new lobby addition, support area renovations, and parking lot expansions. The building program also included construction of a 31,500 square-foot exhibition hall and a 260,000 square-foot livestock facility to include two show arenas, renovation of show arena into an exercise arena, and expansion of the existing stall barn. The buildings are all linked by a new glass enclosed pre-function area.
"Ken's proven abilities in community planning and all aspects of convention center programming, design, and operation make him the equal of any national architect that we have had the opportunity to work with. However, I have found that his greatest asset is his ability to develop striking buildings while managing the Owner's project budgets."
Jeff Sachs, Managing Partner
Strategic Advisory Group