Hoefer Wysocki Architects has been awarded the Leawood Justice Center project, which is to be located in our new backyard at 117th and Tomahawk Creek Parkway. The project will include a two-story facility plus lower level of approximately 60,000 gross square feet on a 12-acre site. The new building will house the City of Leawood’s Police Department, the Municipal Court and Legal Department, and the Information Services Department. HWA is excited to perform architectural services for our new neighbors. The project is expected to be completed around 2013.
The new South Patrol Station for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is underway after the October 28th ground breaking. The new facilities, located at Bannister Road and Marion Park Drive in South Kansas City, will house the South Patrol and Special Operations divisions, a multi-purpose building, two vehicle storage buildings with a fueling site, and space for the Canine Unit. Construction is planned to be complete in late 2012 or early 2013. Among those in attendance were elected officials, members of the Board of Police Commissioners, and staff members of the City Architect’s Office and Capital Improvements Unit.
Zack Arndt, LEED AP has joined Hoefer Wysocki Architects as an Intern Architect. Zack holds a Master of Architecture from The University of Kansas, where he was the Team Captain of the University Club Water Polo Team. Prior to joining HWA, Zack was an Architect for VOA Associates, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois, where he worked in the education and housing practice group. Zack is currently involved in the MacKown Dental Clinic project located at Lackland Air Force Base.
Andrea Chamblin is the newest member of the Hoefer Wysocki Marketing Department. Andrea is a 2009 graduate of Kansas State University where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She has previously completed internships in marketing and design with Fleishman-Hillard, Quality Technology Services, and the K-State Library. As a Marketing Coordinator, Andrea will develop graphics and proposal content, among other various tasks.
Zack and Andrea are both welcome additions to Hoefer Wysocki Architects, and we look forward to their contributions to the team.
Hofer Wysocki Architects held a Grand Opening ceremony at its new firm headquarters in Leawood, Kan., on October 22nd. Mayor Peggy Dunn, Leawood City Council member James Azeltine, and Leawood Chamber members were among the many attendees on hand.
The festivities included a ribbon cutting with the City of Leawood representatives, a tour of the office space, and delicious food catered by Dean and Deluca. The party then moved outside to a tent where music and dancing continued well into the evening. There was a great turnout and fun was had by all.