As an active non-partisan think-tank organization dedicated to health and wellness, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) plays host to a revolving door of meetings and seminars throughout the week. KHI engaged Hufft to renovate the first floor of their historic building to maximize the efficiency, hospitality and capacity of their conference center. The resulting design provides a collection of meeting spaces that accommodate a variety of group sizes and meeting styles. The rooms include several closed-door cubbies for individual work and quiet contemplation, small meeting rooms for collaborative brainstorming, and a sequence of larger spaces with flexible partitions that can expand to accommodate presentations for up to 170 people.
▼各种形式和尺寸的会面空间， a collection of meeting spaces that accommodate a variety of group sizes and meeting styles
▼活动门分割的大型会议研讨空间， larger spaces with flexible partitions that can expand to accommodate presentations
▼会议室， meeting room
Design elements reference the mission of the organization, promoting the seven social determinants of health, and the civic pride of a state institution. The ceiling design is an abstraction mapping the healthiest counties in the state and the common hand wash stations are placed in the open to promote hygiene. The Hufft team fabricated a feature wall at the hospitality counter to replicate the contours of the Missouri River.
▼接待处的波纹墙壁象征密苏里河，a feature wall at the hospitality counter to replicate the contours of the Missouri River
▼开放式洗手间保证环境卫生，the common hand wash stations are placed in the open to promote hygiene
The building renovation was approved for historic tax credits as a part of their financing plan. The parameters of working within the historic structure required keeping the original double doors and the central circulation corridor from the building’s initial use as a high school.
▼保留原建筑外貌，keeping the original view of the building
Project size: 8000
Completion date: 2017