Kansas City, Mo.— Two healthcare facilities designed by architecture and design firm Hoefer Welker have received regional recognition from the Mid-America Region of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA-MAR).
The first winning project, the AdventHealth Gateway Medical Office Building located in Shawnee, Kansas, received a Merit Award in DBIA-MAR’s Healthcare category. The AdventHealth Gateway Medical Office Building is a three-story, 110,000-square-foot ambulatory care clinic that consolidates primary and specialty care physician practices into a centralized, on-campus facility. The interior design of the project prioritized increasing patient satisfaction, comfort and convenience, while the larger design focused on constructing the facility on a fully operational medical center campus in a way that would ensure safety and allow operations (200,000+ annual admissions) to continue uninterrupted.
The second winning project, the Lenexa VA Clinic located in Lenexa, Kansas, received an Honor Award in DBIA-MAR’s Healthcare category. Serving the area’s more than 150,000 Veterans, the 23,000-square-foot VA Lenexa is a state-of-the-art, veteran-centric facility that provides primary care, audiology, laboratory, physical therapy, radiology, optometry and other specialty services for veterans and their families. The clinic has a relaxing and healing environment, intuitive wayfinding, integrated technology, connections to nature and a layout that promotes staff excellence and efficiency. The architectural design was inspired by the tallgrass prairies and vast blue skies of eastern Kansas, creating a sanctuary to serve and honor the region’s veterans. VA Lenexa, which opened to the public in July 2021, also achieved the certification of Two Green Globes based on sustainable standards.
DBIA-MAR was formed in 2000 to inform, educate and promote design-build best practices and integrated project delivery throughout Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. DBIA is a national membership organization that was founded in 1993 to advocate and advance single-source project delivery within the design and construction community. The DBIA-MAR annual awards recognize excellence in design-build practices and work to inform the public of the breadth and value of design-build delivery across the region.
“To receive recognition from DBIA-MAR feels like the perfect closing to a year of amazing growth and success for our firm,” said Hoefer Welker President Rob Welker. “We’re extremely honored to have led design on two such instrumental projects to our community. We’d like to thank DBIA-MAR for its promotion of design excellence across the Midwest and for recognizing Hoefer Welker.”
About Hoefer Welker
Founded in 1996, Hoefer Welker is a multidisciplinary architecture, interior design, medical equipment planning, technology consultancy and engineering firm known for collaborating with clients to create performance-driven solutions. From offices in Kansas City, Dallas and Jacksonville, the firm works with clients in the healthcare, education, government, civic, multifamily and commercial markets on projects across the U.S. For more information, please visit: hoeferwelker.com.