Grand Award – Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City

Firm Name: Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City

Project: Union Station of Kansas City, Western Expansion

Client: Union Station Kansas City, Inc.

Burns & McDonnell served as the engineering-procurement-construction contractor for the $8.8 million project to adapt Union Station Kansas City for the 21st Century, while enhancing the landmark structure’s core function as a regional transportation hub. As EPC contractor, Burns & McDonnell was responsible for architecture, engineering, bridge design, landscape architecture and construction for the entire project which included:  Designing and constructing a vehicular/pedestrian bridge connecting the Carriage Pavilion to the existing parking garage; Modernizing the streetscape in the structure’s “front yard,” by creating a semi-circular pedestrian plaza and adding a raised pedestrian walkway; improving bus access, and transforming the North Plaza into a new 90,000 SF outdoor event space.  The multi-faceted Western Expansion Project addressed traffic concerns, improved parking and pedestrian access, promoted better site flow, enhanced aesthetics and enabled the Station to increase attendance by expanding the scope of events and activities it hosts.