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AMC Theatre Support Center 21

Leawood, Kansas, USA

Completion: 2013

AMC’s Theatre Support Center celebrates

interiors. Outdoor terraces with proportions

backdrop for continuous brainstorming and

the company’s iconic brand and mission of

mimicking the dimensions of a movie screen

idea sharing.

creating an amazing movie-going experience.

are part of all three visible building elevations.

Previously located in a nondescript downtown

As the building’s cultural and functional

of AMC’s growth, while bold splashes of red

Kansas City office building that segregated

centerpiece, a central stairway system

reinforce its brand. Design elements such

staff across multiple floors, AMC wanted its

communicates AMC’s vision and values. It

as movie-inspired graphics and an exterior

new headquarters, which is part of the mixed-

doubles as an office gathering space and

glass pattern inspired by the vertical folds

use Park Place development, to catalyze

multilevel theater, with digital media walls

of a movie curtain reinforce the company’s

cultural change and celebrate the company’s

that stream news and the latest movie trailers

industry leadership.

role in the entertainment industry. The open

from Hollywood.

A graphic history wall spotlights the story

office floor plan breaks down barriers and enhances communication.

Supported by a wide range of meeting spaces, the office accommodates individual work

◄ building entrance

Wrapping most of the facade in glass enables

and team collaboration. More than 17,000

daylight to permeate through the open

square feet of whiteboard surfaces offer a

2015 design annual

120,000 sq. ft. / 11,150 sq. m.


2015 HOK Design Annual