By: Mary King, Kansas City Business Journal Staff Writer
When local real estate firm CBRE Group Inc. approached Hoefer Welker about a prototype design study of buildings for its client, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Chris Armer said the architecture company was eager to get involved.
The new standalone branch, at 815 SW Highway 7 in Blue Springs, was completely constructed in a factory in Pennsylvania then shipped out to the site in pieces to be reassembled. The 3,300 square feet building was erected on site in just a few days.
Hoefer Welker was the project’s architect, with MODLOGIQ Inc. taking on the general contractor role.
Armer, a vice president at Hoefer Welker, said it was tasked to come up with ways to make the bank buildings more efficient, cost-effective, easier to build and bring them faster to market. JP Morgan was interested in prefabrication, so MODLOGIQ, a commercial modular manufacturing company based in Pennsylvania, came on board.