Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Kansas City, MO


The Kauffman Foundation


JE Dunn Construction

Square Feet


The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has been referred to as the crown jewel in the re-development of downtown Kansas City. This project consists 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 had 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. A 30,000-square-foot cooling/heating radiant floor is installed for the large glass atrium that faces to the south. 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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