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  Children’s Mercy Hospital Gift ShopChildren’s Mercy Hospital Gift Shop


HMN Architects, Inc.
7400 W. 110th Street, #200, Overland Park, KS 66210

General Description

Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Date Bid: July 2014
Construction Period: Aug 2014 to Mar 2015
Total Square Feet: 5,010 Site: N/A
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 5,010; total, 5,010 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 13’11”; total, 13’11”.
Basic Construction Type: Tenant Build-Out.
Foundation: N/A Exterior Walls: N/A Roof: N/A
Floors: N/A Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: Bob D. Campbell & Co. - 4338 Belleview Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64111
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Henderson Engineers, Inc. - 8345 Lenexa Drive, #300, Lenexa, KS 66214
General Contractor: Lytle Construction, Inc. - 1100 S.E. Hamblen Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Retail Consultant: BRR Architecture - 6700 Antioch Plaza, #300, Merriam, KS 66204

HMN Architects, Inc. has partnered with Children's Mercy Hospital on a 5,000 square foot relocation and renovation of their Hospital Gift Shop, in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The new area including retail, storage, office and circulation spaces; has been relocated to a more prominent area within the hospital, increasing the convenience for patients and their families to discover and utilize.

The new gift shop has been designed to appeal to the full range of ages for the children served by Children's Mercy. A neutral palette comprises the majority of the finishes within the space, allowing the whimsicality and playful nature to subsist within the changing light patterns, projections and interactive imagery.

The primary ceiling in the gift shop is open to the structure, which has been fully blacked out above and arrayed with a system of white suspended fins, which are lit from above by programmable LEDs. The color of the lighting is programmed to change and track across the space to allow the fins to appear to be dynamically undulating above the shop's patrons. A number of backlit LED components, including a kaleidoscope, iconographic signage, and millwork elements, are linked to the same software program; allowing the color of the light to vary in conjunction with the overhead fin elements. An interactive floor projection occurring in the corner of the shop serves as a fun and inviting destination for young and old alike.

The new design and location for the Children's Mercy Gift Shop have proven successful in improving the visibility, enticement and allure of this service within the Hospital; improving both patronage and revenue.

Product Information
Windows: ITI Glass
Entrances & Storefronts: OldCastle BuildingEnvelope®
Interior: Dimensional Innovations, Liberty Cabinet, Royal Fixtures
Flooring: Desco Coatings
Lighting: Williams Downlighting, Acclaim Lighting, Tech Lighting

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