Since 1996, IAA has been working with the Kansas City Museum to update and transform Corinthian Hall and its surrounding grounds into a forward-thinking and dynamic cultural landmark. Over that 20-year span, work has included the complete exterior restoration of Corinthian Hall (masonry, roof and art glass), the demolition of non-original construction, door and window replacement with energy-efficient, UV protected ones, and the installation of an elevator and HVAC system in both Corinthian Hall and the Carriage House.
Today, we continue our partnership with the Museum and our commitment to realizing its reincarnation and longevity. For the past several months, IAA has been working with a larger project team, including KCMO Parks & Recreation staff and Kansas City Museum Executive Director, Anna Marie Tutera, to address programmatic needs and develop a space master plan and visitor experience plan. These efforts are intended to propel the Museum forward through engaging programming and bold visions for a venue that invites, informs and inspires our community. Upon approval by the Board of Parks & Recreation Commissioners, construction will begin within the year and includes several subsequent stages, which will see the adaptive reuse renovation of the entire estate into a state-of-the art museum celebrating local and regional culture and history.
IAA’s collaboration with the Kansas City Museum has been a constant throughout the better part of our firm’s nearly 30-year history. We are its greatest champion, and are exceptionally eager to be at this point. The future Museum will be a hub of learning, creativity and collaboration where individuals and communities innovate and inspire engagement and civic unity. We invite all to become active stewards of this local and regional landmark by advocating its significance, donating, becoming members and participating in or volunteering for programs and events. You can visit the Kansas City Museum online here.
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