Kansas City International Airport

Project Type

Civic + Institutional


Full Architectural Services, Interior Design, Sustainability Consulting


Kansas City, Missouri

DRAW was part of a national team of consultants designing the new one-million-square-foot Terminal for The Kansas City International Airport (KCI). Led by architect firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), the terminal expands the original 1972 airport’s capacities with 39 new gates, retail space, and outdoor waiting areas. The airport intends to obtain LEED Gold certification to align with the city’s sustainability goals.

DRAW contributed the following services to the KCI New Terminal efforts:
• Provided design services for the interior architecture associated with public spaces
• Assisted the larger design team with the production of architectural drawings
• Participated in/led design presentations to the ownership group
• Coordinated consultant/engineering services
• Coordinated responses to ownership comments regarding interior architecture
• Provided review of submittals and responses to RFIs for interior architecture
• Led LEED sustainability charrettes and established criteria for the initial project sustainability plan
• Reviewed potential solar PV sites and the capacity of site locations
• Delivered design and detailing of parking entry and egress gates

Photos: Lucas Blair Simpson © SOM