Black & Veatch World Headquarters 57
Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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
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.
enhance the work environment.
2015 design annual
631,380 sq. ft. / 58,660 sq. m.