New Projects Tap WSKF's Design and Planning Expertise

With a slate of new projects to start 2014, WSKF Architects is expanding its longstanding expertise in key areas of public safety, senior care and higher education.

The projects span facility assessments, renovation and addition, and campus master planning.

"Each client turned to WSKF Architects for our in-depth expertise in public safety facilities, senior care communities and campus master planning," says WSKF Architects Principal Rick Kuhl.

The projects are:

Olathe Fire Department – The department commissioned WSKF to complete a conditions and space needs assessment of Fire Station No. 2. The project scope includes a study of the station's condition as well as structural and building systems. The study benchmarks the station's functionality to current station design. The study provides options ranging from maintenance to major renovation and related cost estimates.

Callaway County Ambulance District – WSKF is leading a team designing a renovation/addition of space at CCAD's headquarters and station in Fulton, Mo. The project includes an assessment of the station and design for apparatus bays, bunk space, kitchen, day room area and offices/administration space. The design will accommodate the district's current and growing training needs. The scope also includes related upgrades to infrastructure and building systems.

Santa Marta Retirement Community – WSKF, working with engineering partners, is assessing this Olathe, Kan., senior living community and designing space for expanding skilled nursing and memory care units. Our team is also planning and designing upgrades to support spaces that include physical therapy, fitness and dining/kitchen. The project scope also includes master planning an expansion of Santa Marta’s independent living units.

Metropolitan Community College – MCC leaders selected WSKF to lead a team of planners, architects and engineers to complete master plans for the Penn Valley and Longview campuses. Together, the campuses serve about 12,000 students. The plans include assessment of campus facilities, infrastructure, traffic/parking and campus wayfinding. The master plans will also incorporate campus-specific programs and goals, sustainability goals and provide short- and long-term recommendations.

Additional projects under way include work with Grandview C-4 Schools, Coffeyville School District, the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority.