Dedication Event Marks Opening of Renovated Ronald McDonald House

On December 5 WSKF Architects joined MLS Soccer and Sporting Kansas City in celebrating the dedication of a totally redesigned children’s and family area in Kansas City's Cherry Street Ronald McDonald House.

WSKF principal Mark Spurgeon and Megan Arndt, interior designer, collaborated with local designer Jennifer Bertrand in designing and furnishing the space.

"It creates a fun, relaxing environment for children and families during their stays at the Ronald McDonald House," says Spurgeon.

The project was sponsored by MLS Works and Sporting KC as part of community outreach efforts leading up to the MLS Cup match.

The lower-level rooms provide space for children and families to watch TV, play video games, use computers, read, play or just relax. The designers worked closely with the construction team and a host of suppliers to complete the total makeover in less than a week.

Donations of materials and labor for the redesign project totaled more than $100,000.    

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home to 5,000-6,000 families annually as children receive medical care at Children’s Mercy Hospital and other local care providers.