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University of Kansas Medical Center
Health Education Building

Kansas City, Kansas, USA


THE “LANTERN” BOX
The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) Health Education Building, serves as the primary teaching facility for the schools of medicine, nursing and health professions. The modern building showcases the range of high-tech learning environments within its walls, including studios, classrooms, a medical simulation center, labs, and spaces that encourage connectivity and collaboration.
 
The Health Education Building features a distinctive building-within-a-building design. A transparent, glazed “lantern” box surrounds two interior structures, which are embedded by terracotta tubes, referred to as ribs. In addition, the KUMC Health Education Building was designed with features to help sustain the environment. These include a green roof, LED lighting in all occupied spaces, heating and cooling controls, and more.
 
A range of curtain wall systems, storefront framing and entrances enhance natural light and illuminate the building at night, enabling students, staff and visitors to view the dynamic world within.


Products Used:
1600 Wall System™1 Curtain Wall
1600 Wall System™2 Curtain Wall
Custom glazed veneer 1600 Wall System
Trifab™ VersaGlaze™ 451 Framing System (front set)
Trifab™ VersaGlaze™ 450 Framing System (center set)
500 Heavy Wall™ Entrances
500 Wide Stile Entrances


ARCHITECTS
DESIGN ARCHITECT: CO Architects, Los Angeles, California
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Helix Architecture + Design, Kansas City, Missouri
 
CONTRACTOR/INSTALLER
Jim Plunkett Inc. (JPI Glass)
Kansas City, Missouri

GENERAL CONTRACTOR
McCown Gordon Construction LLC
Kansas City, Missouri
 
PHOTOGRAPHY © Bill Timmerman
 
 
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University of Kansas Medical Center Health Education Building

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