Ewing Marion Kauffman School


Kauffman Foundation


Size: 137,000 SF addition / 45,000 SF renovation

Architect: Perkins + Will

Ewing Marion Kauffman School

Kansas City

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is among the largest philanthropic organizations in the world. Established in the mid-1960s by the late Ewing Marion Kauffman, the foundation investments in education environments that lead students on a positive path, training them for meaningful careers, raising a family, and becoming productive citizens. The foundation allocated funds for a new public college preparatory school in Kansas City. Execution of the project required the repurposing an existing three-story office building and construction of a new middle school and high school.

The campus accommodates 1,150 students in Grades 5 through 12 with a rigorous curriculum highly focused on academic success. As structural engineer, Walter P Moore fully utilized BIM technologies including live sections to provide accurate and comprehensive documents to support the accelerated project delivery. As a result, the project was delivered on time with phased occupancy.