Richard Bolling Fed Building
In 1999, the GSA Heartland Region began a renovation project to modernize the 1965 Bolling Building located in downtown Kansas City. When complete in 2014, all 18 floors will have new energy-efficient workspaces, enhanced security features, and new lobby areas.
The project has been phased with work beginning in 2002. A new entryway and streetscape has been created, ACM abatement, structural, mechanical and electrical improvements have followed. Tenant finish has included upgrades and modernization of conference facilities and open offices.
The Richard Boling Federal Building was constructed in 1965 and is currently undergoing a complete renovation. The 18-story 1,237,700 s.f. building is implementing a three-phase construction renovation plan in an effort to minimize tenant disruptions. Each of the three phases involves extensive modernizations to all interior spaces which includes tenant improvements, new energy efficient windows, interior finishes, and hazardous material abatement of asbestos and lead paint. Each phase also receives significant upgrades to the electrical, mechanical, life safety, and building automation systems in an overall effort to improve upon energy and operational costs. The scope of this project also required the design to accommodate the necessary features to achieve a leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) certification.
The renovation of the Richard Bolling building required extensive modifications to interior, exterior, and mechanical spaces. The building was to remain occupied by the existing tenants throughout the seven-year renovation schedule. This required a highly coordinated effort among the design team to implement a three-phase renovation solution which would not interfere with daily operations of the current occupants. Careful planning and staging was required in order to ensure that the building’s electrical and mechanical systems would remain operational. Teng worked in close coordination with the design team in order to design and implement a highly sophisticated Integrated Automation System built on open protocol and web-enabled technology.