American Century Investments is currently undergoing renovations to their world headquarters in Kansas City. They wanted to create an open, collaborative and modern environment for their team, sparking innovation through the design of their space.

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American Century hired McCownGordon to construct the renovations. Our work on the project started with roller shades, but has progressed to include a number of unique architectural products. For more than a year, we’ve been working with them to source and install:

  • Moss walls.
  • Smart glass walls that can be made opaque with a flip of a switch.
  • Felt panels.
  • Moving felt panels.
  • Acoustic panels with wrapped fabric.

These products will be used in various spaces across five floors. While some are in place, others are slated to be added later this year.

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As a long-term partner, we understand American Century’s design standards and expectations. Throughout the project, we have continued to provide a single point-of-contact, making things more efficient for not only the client, but also the contractor. Our history helps us problem-solve more quickly, because we can use past experiences to anticipate future challenges.

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Throughout our partnership with McCownGordon, we’ve:

  • Provided cost estimates and budget information.
  • Worked closely with the architect to make sure products work within the design.
  • Ordered items, leveraging our experience with architectural specialties.
  • Offered options and solutions throughout the project.

When working with construction companies, we are able to source a wide-range of products quickly and efficiently. Our comprehensive pricing and bidding across multiple suppliers can ensure organizations are getting the best prices. Working as a trusted partner, we can collaborate with the design and construction team to solve design challenges. In fact, we can even help provide pre-bid costs.

To learn more about how we can collaborate with your construction firm, set an appointment with us here.

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