Kansas City, Missouri, USA
The new headquarters for Polsinelli gives
like a sculptural wood ribbon that creates
for mock trials, while the attorney lounge
225,000 sq. ft. / 20,900 sq. m.
this fast-growing law ﬁrm a signature ofﬁce
visual and physical connectivity. As the
provides ﬂexible seating options.
building that embodies its culture and values.
primary architectural element in the space,
Plaza Vista mixed-use development: 250,000 sq. ft. / 23,225 sq. m.
As the anchor tenant of the Plaza Vista
the stairwell provides a graceful elegance that
The LEED certiﬁed building features an
balances the rectilinear forms of the building.
H-shaped footprint composed of two precast
mixed-use development, Polsinelli had clear Completion: 2013
and glass structures connected by a central
goals for the building’s interior environment
The plan's strategic adjacencies optimize
glass link. The massing of the structure
and architectural character. The team
operational efﬁciencies and give Polsinelli the
reduces the building’s visual scale, creates
worked closely with the law ﬁrm’s leaders and
ﬂexibility to reconﬁgure the layout over its
outdoor spaces at the entries and maximizes
developer VanTrust Real Estate to design a
20-year lease. The team paid close attention
the number of ofﬁces along the windows.
building that achieved Polsinelli’s vision while
to the size and allocation of ofﬁces, libraries,
Vertical proportions and a distinct precast
creating a valuable asset for VanTrust.
attorney lounges and other ancillary areas.
texture pay homage to the surrounding
Designed to showcase views of Country Club
Polsinelli’s modern work environment features
Plaza, the interior environment for Polsinelli’s
collaborative seating areas throughout
450 employees is timeless and metropolitan.
the building and sit-stand workstations in
A seven-story, cantilevered stairwell winds
all administrative and associate ofﬁces.
through the center of the building and acts
Multipurpose training rooms provide space
Country Club Plaza architecture.
◄ central stair
2015 design annual
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