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Entertainment & Hospitality Kansas City, MO

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has been referred to as the crown jewel in the re-development of downtown Kansas City.


The Kauffman Foundation


JE Dunn Construction


294,000 sq ft

This project consisted of a 294,000-square-foot new performing arts center with two halls, a 1,800-seat proscenium theater and a 1,600-seat concert hall. The project required extremely stringent noise limitation specifications so that no foreign sounds can be perceived by the patrons. All mechanical system vibration and noise generation is isolated from the halls. The south-facing glass atrium features a 30,000-square-foot cooling/heating radiant floor. U.S. Engineering provided all heating, cooling, temperature controls and plumbing systems.

  • 2,000-ton variable primary chilled water system
  • 5,600-KW electric boiler heating hot water system
  • 17 custom air handling units capable of producing a total of 330,000 cfm
  • 3D BIM modeling
  • radiant floor system
  • piping
  • plumbing
  • sheet metal
  • preconstruction
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