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Webster Mixed-Use Parking Garage

Integrating the arts into a community parking garage

This parking structure, located in the rich architectural and social context of the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City was designed to enhance the user experience of a typically banal building type while also adding to the surrounding community by integrating retail, event and art display space through the inventive use of structure and materials. The masonry and dark bronze palette relate to the surrounding buildings in texture, color and scale, however the articulation and execution is unique to this application and responds to the buildings need for light, air, and visual transparency. To further strengthen the garage’s ability to accommodate art and community space, the precast structure was designed to create display space at the top level of the garage, activating the top deck during community events while being continually visible to surrounding buildings.

Location: Kansas City, MO
Size: 115,000 SF