Burns & McDonnell and Kansas City firms partner for new terminal at KCI


Architectural design firms from Kansas City, Missouri, US, have joined construction engineering company Burns & McDonnell to develop a new terminal for Kansas City International Airport (KCI).

The new companies are HOK, Populous, BNIM, Wellner-Architects and Garcia Architecture.

Burns & McDonnell chairman and CEO Ray Kowalik said: “This is the next step in building a world-class team of design talent that will deliver an airport all Kansas Citians will be proud of.

“Airports really create an identity for a whole community and we are excited to design a new KCI that will reflect everything we love about our hometown.”

Initially, Burns & McDonnell will submit a formal proposal to the Kansas City Council as part of the City's request for qualifications and proposals (RFQ/P).

"This is the next step in building a world-class team of design talent that will deliver an airport all Kansas Citians will be proud of."

The architectural team will submit designs for the new terminal, with Kansas City expected to select a winner by 14 August.

Last month, Kansas City firms joined Burns & McDonnell as part of the team of contractors responsible for developing the KCI terminal.

BNIM president and CEO Steve McDowell said: “We are looking forward to collaborating with this team of internationally recognised designers, all of whom are working together to make KCI the best airport in the world once again.

“We are excited that this team is committed to making the new terminal a beautiful, easy-to-experience model of high-performance sustainability, one that is reflective of Kansas City’s welcoming and unique nature, with its rich and diverse populations.”


Image: KCI airport layout. Photo: courtesy of Burns & McDonnell.