Corrigan Station Wins a Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award

Corrigan StationCorrigan Station was honored with a Capstone award last night by the Kansas City Business Journal. Several hundred people turned out at the reception hosted by Populous Architects to recognize the honorees.

One of the tallest buildings in the Crossroads Arts District, the ten story Corrigan building at 1828 Walnut is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and was initially completed in 1921. The 123,000sf concrete frame building was built by Thomas E. Corrigan, who pioneered a mule drawn streetcar line back in the 1880s because Kansas City’s roads were in such terrible shape. Originally built for the U.S. Post Office, it was also home to the Nelly Don dress manufacturing company, offices for the Veterans Administration and other miscellaneous office and distribution companies over its 95 year life.

Now the completely renovated Corrigan Station is home for Hollis + Miller Architects, Holmes Murphy Insurance, WeWork co-working space and opening soon, Corvino Supper Club and The Roasterie. The Corrigan also features one of the coolest rooftop amenity spaces in the city complete with pool tables.

Past posts about The Corrigan

To learn more about the award, please visit the Kansas City Business Journal website.

Congratulations to all the team that made this project happen!

Play Ball! – University Academy Project

Author: Jason Riordan

University Academy ProjectUniversity Academy Charter School is on the move! Straub Construction is proud to have recently completed a state of-the-art athletic field and support facilities. Established in 2000, University Academy Charter School provides an outstanding learning experience in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri located at 6801 Holmes and serving approximately 1,000 students in grades K-12.

The new facility includes a multi-sport artificial turf field, press box, scoreboard, two new multipurpose buildings and grandstands with seating for 1,200. The new field will be used for football, track, baseball, soccer, band and PE classes.

Thanks are due to Shirley Helzberg and the University Academy Foundation for making this project possible. The school also received a grant from the NFL that helped bring such a great facility to the surrounding community.

Representing Straub Construction were Jeff Walters, who was the Superintendent and Jason Riordan, the Project Manager.  Serving as Project Architects for Hollis+Miller, were Joe Rathermal and Jeff Schutzler.  Jason Blackburn, Stacy Clapsaddle and Rebecca Barret from Smith and Boucher were the MEP Engineers and Matt Eblen from Shafer, Kline & Warren was the Civil Engineer. Vance Rzepka from VSR Design was in charge of the Athletic Field Design and Landscaping.  Pete Lacy with Lacy & Company served as the Owner’s Representative.

The Owner, Design Team and Straub Construction worked around a number of issues to squeeze this facility onto the existing grounds at the school.  Fortunately, all the hard work paid off and the final product is a beautiful facility that the whole community can be proud of.

“We were extremely pleased with Straub’s performance in constructing the new athletic complex.   This was a very complicated project on a small site with many adjustments needed along the way.  Straub was excellent at managing the typical subcontractors needed for the buildings as well as the specialty subcontractors needed for the field, bleachers and press box.  They got to know University Academy staff and communicated thoroughly to avoid any disruption of operations.  Everyone took pride in their work and the impact it would have on the kids who would use the field.  Straub delivered on the very high expectations set by University Academy and its supporting foundation. “

Peter T. Lacy, President

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