UM – Kansas City Student Union Dedicated

by Katie Sloan

The $38.3 million project contains a theater, dining facilities and a green roof terrace.

Kansas City, Mo. — The dedication ceremony has been held for the new student union at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. The $38.3 million project, which opened at the beginning of fall semester, is located near the school’s residence halls at 5100 Cherry St. The building contains a 329-seat theater, a bookstore, a coffee house and dining facilities over 109,000 square feet.

The project is seeking LEED-Silver certification and has sustainable features that include a green roof terrace and extensive daylighting for its three-story atrium. Upon receiving the designation, it would be the second LEED-certified facility on campus.

The design-build team includes Gould Evans and McCownGordon Construction. Gould Evans also designed the school’s recent student housing projects including the new Oak Street Apartments.

— Coleman Wood

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