ArchNotes — Vol. I, Issue III

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Sprint Executive Briefing Center, completed March 2015

In April, Sprint unveiled it’s new Executive Briefing Center (pictured) at it’s headquarters on the Sprint campus in Overland Park, Kan. It’s first upgrade in 10 years, RMTA worked with Sprint on the renovation. The EBC is situated in a 2,300 square foot circular space within a larger, classically designed corporate office facility. Sprint wanted the non-traditional circular shape to inspire innovative thinking, energizing customers and making them want to spend all day in the center. The RMTA design team decided to create a streamlined, modern and technology-focused space that would impact Sprint’s Fortune 500 clients immediately upon entry. Read more about the project here. Photo by Mike Sinclair.

RMTA was also recently awarded a number of new interiors projects, including: Executive Airshare, a day-based fractional jet ownership and private jet leasing provider that offers equity-building jet card programs for business and leisure travelers; WireCo, an international manufacturer, engineer, and distributer of wire and synthetic rope, specialized assemblies, wire products and electromechanical cable; and eScreen, an electronic employee drug screening and health services provider.

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Sprint Executive Briefing Center

“I’m very proud of this design […] it helps us engage with the customer and it shows that we are invested in the user experience.”

In early April, Sprint unveiled it’s new Executive Briefing Center at it’s headquarters on the Sprint campus in Overland Park, Kan. It’s first upgrade in 10 years, the renovation signifies an investment in the business by showcasing the technology Sprint has to offer to it’s international, corporate clientele in a newly remodeled, cutting edge facility designed by RMTA.

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Join our team!

RMTA is looking for a motivated intern architect (0-5 years of experience) with strong communication & drawing skills, and an exceptional interior designer (2+ years of experience) for challenging projects in the corporate and commercial office sectors to join our energetic and caring team.

RMTA is a mid-sized, full-service architectural firm based in Kansas City, Mo., founded in 1990. The firm provides planning, design and architectural services throughout the United States for numerous projects types including commercial office, corporate interiors, master planning, mixed-use, retail and green building design. RMTA also acts in owner-agent roles for clients on large-scale projects. In 2004, the RMTA office was moved to its current location at 908 Broadway, a century-old historic building in the Garment District of downtown Kansas City that the firm purchased and fully restored.

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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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LEED Gold for The Barney Building

Photos by Mike Sinclair.

In early February, The Barney Building was officially LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification is an indication of a building designed, constructed and operating with sustainability in mind. RMTA’s client, Karbank Real Estate, approached RMTA to generate design schematics for the 1968 commercial office building late in the summer of 2012. Attracted to the mid-century character of this particular building and it’s prime location in town, the group wanted to re-use the existing structure. The design team was charged with maintaining that character while completely renovating and modernizing the 32,000 square foot building.

The Barney Building, before

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25 years for P-Dub

Associate Pat Walsh celebrates his 25 year anniversary in architecture this spring.


“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a Detroit Lions running back like Billy Sims … until I went to the metro mall in Detroit and saw how freakishly big Billy Sims was in person.”

Patrick Gerard Walsh

P-Dub, Patzilla, Zilla, Notorious P.A.T., and a few others of which utterance is dependent upon location and/or circumstance.



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