Port KC Offices – Kansas City

  • Client Port KC,
  • size 6,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Kansas City, Missouri, United States,
  • Industry Transportation,
  • KEM STUDIO was tasked with the offices design of the public redevelopment organization, Port KC, located in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Port KC‘s mission is to foster the economic vitality of Kansas City, Missouri, through transportation, trade, commerce, and development. The space needed to act as an office for 16 employees and function as a place to hold large public meetings + social gatherings. It needed to inspire employees to work differently and provoke stakeholders to see the potential of Port KC developments.

    In the existing 6,000 square foot space, we took advantage of the 22-foot tall ceilings by reusing two 40-foot long shipping containers to create a second-floor mezzanine. The containers house a private conference room that cantilevers above the kitchen and overlooks the “PORT” social gathering space. The steel containers act as a bold and unconventional move that speaks to the industrial nature of Port KC‘s work in transportation and trade.

    DesignKEM STUDIO
    Photography: Bob Greenspan