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  Shawnee Justice Center

Shawnee Justice CenterArchitect

Hoefer Wysocki Architects
612 West 47th Street, #300, Kansas City, MO 64112

General Description

Location: Shawnee, Kansas
Date Bid: July 2007
Construction Period: Sep 2006 to Aug 2008
Total Square Feet: 80,000 Site: 32 acres.
Number of Buildings: Three: Fire Station, Police Station and Courthouse.
Building Size: First floor, 80,000; total, 80,000 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 32’.
Basic Construction Type: New/Structural Steel.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: Brick, stucco. Roof: Membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall. Projected and/or Modeled Energy Usage: 49.7 KBTU/SF/yr.

Construction Team

Structural Engineer: Norton & Schmidt - 311 East 11th Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64116
General Contractor: McCown Gordon Construction, LLC - 422 Admiral Boulevard, #100, Kansas City, MO 64106
Electrical & Mechanical Engineer: Smith & Boucher - 25501 West Valley Parkway, #200, Olathe, KS 66061
Landscape Architect & Civil Engineer: Shafer Kline & Warren, Inc. - 11250 Corporate Avenue, Lenexa, KS 66219

Hoefer Wysocki Architects (HWA) was selected to design the Shawnee Justice Center through a design-build competition. This project includes a fire station, police station and courthouse. The City desired a semi-traditional design that reflects the importance and nature of the functions occupying the facilities. HWA accomplished this by designing a “public safety campus” that utilizes material consistency throughout, while giving each department its own separate identity.

The courthouse is visually grounded with large glassed areas to reflect the transparency of our judicial system. The police station has a strong appearance that remains inviting to the public. Finally the fire station has been designed to look like a traditional fire station with an iconic tower gesture, but also symbolizes the readiness nature of the fire department. Functionally, all portions of the facility offer improved efficiencies for staff, as well as the ability for future expansion.

The site was developed to provide a park-like setting with integral walking paths, permanent open areas, and aesthetic amenities. By organizing the buildings around a central plaza, the public safety campus has become greater than the sum of its parts. Additionally, this site was mastered planned to include a future fire training facility and a public works building that will further enhance the City campus.


DIV. 7: EIFS: STO Corp.; Membrane Roof: Firestone; Metal: Berridge
DIV. 9: Flooring: Masland, Mannington.
DIV. 26: Lighting: Daybrite.


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