KC Global Design Innovation Session

May 19, 2023

Transforming Historic Landmarks into New Opportunities

Join the KC Global Design network for a dynamic discussion on adaptive reuse projects and how they shape future development. The session will feature the Rock Island Bridge, Walt Disney Laugh-O-Gram Building, West Bottoms Redevelopment, Satchel Paige House, and others.

Adaptive reuse is at the forefront of many architects’ minds as they tackle the tremendous amounts of embodied carbon that face new construction.

As of 2019, existing buildings account for about 34% of global final energy use and approximately 19% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Meaning, we need to get in and begin sustainably retrofitting these spaces. With an extensive, unused building stock, we are considering ways to retrofit and celebrate the architecture dotting Kansas City’s landscape. We are proud to work out of spaces with former lives as warehouses, automotive service facilities, dry cleaners, and general stores.

The event will feature the following designers and community leaders:


Katherine Carttar, Executive Director, ULI

Dominique Davison, Founding Principal, DRAW Architecture

Chris Migneron, Senior VP | National Design Director, JE Dunn

Robert Riccardi, Principal, Multistudio

Richard Wetzel, CEO, Centric


Tuesday, May 23 | 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.

Multistudio HQ | 4200 Pennsylvania Ave. | Kansas City, MO 64111

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