ABOUT: Kansas City law firm Rouse Hendricks German May requested a unique space to house their growing practice. To properly serve them, RMTA provided full tenant finish services that included everything but the box move. While the space consumes the majority of the 20th floor of the 1201 Walnut building in downtown Kansas City, Mo., it was designed to allow for easy expansion to the remainder of the floor if needed.
The general layout carefully balances programmatic needs and design integrity, while specific design strategies enabled a high-quality space on a modest budget. At the client’s request we combined the entry, reception and informal and formal conference spaces to create a multi-function suite of public spaces with high quality finishes. Natural light flows through the perimeter spaces into the corridor and adjacent work areas. The RMTA design team emphasized the simplicity and clarity of the volumes by reducing the visual impact of the systems.
An understanding of real world costs coupled with a positive working relationship with the contractor and the appropriate project delivery method allowed the RMTA team to comfortably meet the deadline.