DSI, two years later

Photos by Chad Jackson

“When people walk through those doors, they’ve already pretty much made up their minds,” McGraw said. “People envision themselves in a place before they make a move and we are now getting a new generation of employees because of our space.”

In 2012, RMTA completed a two-story office for the international mobile software company Data Systems International (DSI). After spending two decades in suburban Overland Park, Kansas, DSI was spurred by the recent development in downtown Kansas City and decided to move their corporate headquarters to the vibrant, urban core in the Power & Light district. Their existing workspace in a suburban area of town was dated and traditional, not reflective of the high-tech work they did on a daily basis. DSI wanted a new global headquarters that would better reflect their forward-thinking business model, their high-tech products and leave their international customer base with a lasting impression, as well as aid in the recruitment of top local and national talent. Moving to the urban core meant providing an office location in an area where their employees could live, work and play. With this in mind, the RMTA design team’s goal was to create a sleek, contemporary and dynamic digital work environment, reflective of the high-tech industry and of the client’s brand specifically.

RMTA checked in with CEO Matt McGraw recently on company growth, how his new space has impacted day to day business and whether the design is still meeting expectations.

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ArchNotes — Vol. I, Issue II

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CascohLate in 2014 RMTA completed a 21,500 square foot remodel of office space for Arrowhead General Insurance in Overland Park, Kan. The design team provided the company with an updated look and more functional space, addressing adjacency inefficiencies and providing a more effective program for the 150 employee office environment.

The interiors team also recently completed Cascoh’s (pictured) new 1,500 square foot office space in The Barney Building in Mission Woods, Kan. Next door, at 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway where construction is still underway, RMTA has been selected to design the space for Wells Fargo Advisors who will be taking half of the second floor of the 67,000 square foot building. Construction at 1900 is anticipated to be completed by mid-summer.

Early in the year, RMTA was awarded a project with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, expanding on their existing parking garage.

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