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GSA Richard Bolling Federal Building

This project was a four-phase interior and exterior building renovation, and was part of the GSA Design Excellence Program. The Richard Bolling Federal Building was originally built in 1965 and is a 1,200,000-square-foot building located in downtown Kansas City. JE Dunn led the construction on this renovation project.

Phase I included a tenant finish and renovation for Mazuma Bank, the post office, CASU, GSA, the office of personnel management, the convenience store, and three floors of shelled space for future government tenants. This phase also included demolition of roofing material, the addition of first impressions, portions of roof top mechanical equipment, existing mechanical room equipment, an existing tenant finish on levels 1, 15, 16, 18, and renovations to existing storefront on level one. Phase one also included new structural requirements.

Phase II and Phase III included the renovation of 11 floors of an 18-story, 1,200,000-square-foot, fully-occupied, federal office building. The scope of work included hazardous material removal, interior shaft replacement, full mechanical and electrical equipment replacement, exterior window replacement, exterior sealant replacement, elevator beam and rail seismic upgrades, exterior skin blast-resistant upgrades, and the addition of a 3,900-square-foot entry pavilion. The project required meticulous craftsmanship utilizing high end interior finishes to upgrade the 40-year-old facility to a Class A office space. Interior finishes included terrazzo flooring, polished plaster walls, acoustic wood paneling, cherry wood entry portals, Axiom trimmed sloped acoustical ceiling clouds, stainless steel way-finding, and light-block graphics package. Work was phased and utilized multiple swing moves to allow “invisible” construction to proceed in a fully-occupied building.

Phase IV included a 266,200-square-foot asbestos abatement, full renovation of five floors, replacement of exterior windows upgraded for blast protection, and sitework revisions to include underground cisterns and perimeter blast protection.