Lee’s Summit, Missouri
The Missouri Department of Conservation’s 10,000 square foot Kansas City Regional Office is home to a variety of activities, including employee workrooms, workstations, wet lab, locker room, mud room, breakroom and storage, in addition to a maintenance facility featuring ten vehicle storage bays, drive-through repair bays, shop area, vehicle wash, hazardous and non-hazardous materials storage. Programming also includes exhibits and classrooms to educate the public about conservation activities.
The facility is designed to meet the department’s functional needs while also integrating with the natural site. The site design incorporates prairie restoration, native landscaping, pervious pavement and sedimentation control, stormwater control, minimal site disturbance and other low-impact development concepts. The facility also integrates sustainable design features such as geothermal HVAC, photovoltaic solar power, local and recycled materials, and an efficient building envelope system utilizing high-performance glazing and structural insulated panels.