George E. Wolf Parking and Retail
Kansas City, MO
Client: Kansas City Missouri Public Works Department
Architect: George Butler Associates
Size: 445,000 SF
The George E. Wolf structure is a 9-story parking garage with space for 1,339 cars. The ground floor includes a retail shell, a mechanical room, electrical room, and parking office. Glass enclosed stair towers and four passenger traction elevators provide pedestrian access.
Completed under the One-Percent-For-Art Program of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, the stair towers feature Pulse, a public artwork by James Woodfill and el dorado inc. The installation consists of 15 light arrays installed between floors in the stair towers. Each array faces east and consists of 21 blue LED lights that are programmed to 'pulse', both independently and as people pass sensors in the stairways.
AIA Central States Region - Distinguished Award in Architecture - 2003
Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City - Cornerstone Award - 2003
AIA Kansas City Chapter - Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Award - 2003
Iowa Architect magazine - Central States Region Merit Award - 2005