Red Star Studios

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Located in Kansas City’s historic Westside neighborhood, Kazoo Marketing and Whiskey Design were looking to transform their 1923 building into offices and gallery space.

Red Star had previously been a bakery, ceramic artist studio and gallery. The building was cramped and had a maze-like configuration — DRAW worked closely with their clients to program the space to fit their individualized needs by inserting a functional modern interior into the building’s historic shell. The result is a clear and distinct flow between spaces with offices for each business and gallery space for gatherings.

Every interior detail was personalized for the space. DRAW principal Ryan Warman and furniture maker Scott Beattie teamed together to create one-of-a-kind furniture such as the steel frame, wood top tables seen here.

The interior design strategically re-used as much of the existing mechanical, plumbing and electrical infrastructure while updating fixtures, ductwork and creating ADA accessible restrooms. Various elements of the interiors integrate reclaimed wood materials adding unique character in the details. Wall openings were carefully created to provide views throughout the space as well as to provide natural daylighting.


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