Kansas City, MO | 2006
Designed to be the home of a large advertising firm, the TWA Building features state of the art office space served by an under floor HVAC and data distribution system, energy efficient traction elevators and window systems, abundant natural light, improved vertical circulation and a recrafted “Moonliner” rocket. The project was an exercise in balancing accepted historical preservation practices while seeking to engage contemporary environmental design issues. At 25,000 square feet, the TWA Building features one of the largest planted roofs in the region. The roof features fields of native grasses and wildflowers as well as an outdoor deck area. These elements not only help to control runoff and reduce impermeable surface area, but provide a welcoming and natural environment for workers to enjoy.