May 1, 2015

KCU Academic Center Receives Prestigious Design Award


The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences’ (KCU) Academic Center received major industry awards for its design and renovation work by Kansas City-based Helix Architecture + Design. The Mid-America Design Awards program, sponsored by the International Interior Design Awards, presented twenty awards in 10 categories.

KCU’s Academic Center took the top honor in the Higher Education and Research category, and Best of Show among all 20 projects recognized for design excellence. The new, state-of-the-art facility houses two lecture halls having a combined capacity of more than 700 students, and was built repurposing more than 90 percent of its original materials.