Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

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Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

Contemporary Architecture Project in KS, USA – design by Hufft

May 20, 2018

Kansas Health Institute

Design: Hufft

Location: Topeka, Kansas, United States of America

Kansas Health Institute

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

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.

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

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.

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

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, the state’s Northeastern and most dynamic border.

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

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.

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

Who are the clients and what’s interesting about them?
A non partisan think tank on a mission to improve state policy and statewide health.

How is the project unique?
They open up their doors to anyone statewide that would like to use the space for meetings/conferences. They believe that a well designed space which is a neutral place to meet will accomplish better decision making and results when it comes to statewide policy on heath and wellness.

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Kansas Health Institute in Topeka – Building Information

Project size: 8000
Completion date: 2017

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka

Photography: Michael Robinson

Kansas Health Institute in Topeka images /information received 200518


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