University of Missouri--Kansas City, Flarsheim Science & Technology Hall, Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY — Built on one of the oldest parts of the University of Missouri — Kansas City campus, Flarsheim Science & Technology Hall takes design cues from the neighboring Haag Hall and is still able to house mechanical lab equipment. The limestone and brick facade and red-tile roof blend with the surrounding buildings on the quadrangle, and strategic placement on the site minimized dirt removal and preserved existing trees.

The building is T-shaped, allowing for zoning of functions. Administration and faculty offices and classrooms are at the head of the T, with research labs and offices in the tail of the T where a five-story atrium joins the two areas. The mission of the design was to foster collaboration among the five research departments sharing the hall.

The research facilities, housed on one floor, required wide floor plates. To mask the width, cross gables were placed at each end of the building facade elevation to close off the length of the roof. Towers mark key entrances.

Architect for the project was Mackey Mitchell & Associates.

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