Kansas Leadership CenterLocation: Wichita, Kansas Owner: Kansas Health Foundation Architect: Opus Design Build, LLC Construction: Eby Construction
Working as a subcontractor for Opus Design Build, Eby Construction was contracted to perform all of the rough and finish carpentry scopes for the new Kansas Leadership Center. This new facility was a three-story pre-cast and steel structure and approximately 38,000 square feet. The facility included classrooms, offices, an auditorium, a full-service kitchen and a grand staircase that could function as a mini auditorium for groups of children.
The millwork throughout the facility was the highlight of the architectural finishes. It included a rich walnut wainscot that adorned the new auditorium as well as walnut paneling and stone veneer to accent the lobby. The level of detail in the walnut trim around the grand staircase showed a unique level of craftsmanship not seen in many facilities today. Since this was a LEED project, all the finished millwork was FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified material.