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Black & Veatch World Headquarters 57

Overland Park, Kansas, USA

Completion: 2014

The addition of the Rodman Innovation Pavilion

Named for the company’s former CEO,

By relocating conference rooms to

completes a five-year, phased renovation and

the Rodman Innovation Pavilion includes a

surrounding spaces and creating an open

expansion to Black & Veatch’s headquarters in

client briefing center with integrated video/

stairwell that connects all eight floors,

a Kansas City suburb.

teleconferencing, conference space, a

the headquarters renovation provides a

café and an atrium for company and

new central hub for meetings. A fitness

community events.

center, refurbished auditorium, updated

The expanded headquarters communicates Black & Veatch’s commitment to engineering

workstations and new building systems

innovation and environmental responsibility.

As a showcase for Black & Veatch’s

The design creates a vibrant culture for the

engineering expertise, the pavilion

2,400 people who work on the campus.

features innovative sustainable design

Close collaboration between HOK and

strategies including geothermal wells and an

general contractor JE Dunn Construction

In addition to renovating Black & Veatch’s

electricity microgrid that uses a natural gas

helped the team deliver the project on time

617,660-sq.-ft. office building, the team

microturbine and solar panels. A 14,900-sq.-

and under budget.

designed a prominent pavilion that

ft. green roof, native landscaping, bioswales

serves as the new entry.

and rain gardens work together to reduce stormwater runoff.

◄ lobby

enhance the work environment.

2015 design annual

631,380 sq. ft. / 58,660 sq. m.

2015 HOK Design Annual  

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