UMKC New Student Union

Kansas City, MO


 University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC)


McCownGordon Construction

Square Feet


The UMKC New Student Union building was built to replace the existing student union, originally constructed in 1961. The four-story facility houses offices, a two-story bookstore, dining areas, a coffee shop, theater, and student common areas. The project required a collaborative approach to meet the building requirements, as well as proactive solutions for future mechanical tie-ins. This project achieved a LEED® Certification by evaluating the cost and operational impacts to multiple LEED® options in order to reach the Gold threshold within the budget.


  • preconstruction
  • central utility plant (CUP) that also supplies chilled water to the adjacent Administration Building & steam to campus loop
  • piping loops allowing for future tie-ins
  • plumbing
  • sheet metal
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