The Challenge

As part of a Public-Private Partnership (P3) development team, Crawford provided design and master planning proposals within the city core, which ran the region’s main train line.  Construction was planned to be located over the line without impediment to the daily train schedule.

The Solution

The project involved the development of a 300-room convention center hotel; 20,000 seat football stadium, 8,500-seat convention center, banquet hall, 20,000 square meters of exhibition halls and associated facilities. The hotel was master planned to share back-of-house facilities with the renovated arena as part of the development to accommodate 5,000 to 10,000 delegate conventions. As part of the P3 submission process, the design and documentation was taken to 100 percent complete design development. A guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) was developed based on these documents.


2000 Special Commendation for Urban Renewal, AIA, Kansas City
The Design Jury credited the project with “advancing the art of architecture.”