Skyes-Lady Clubhouse featured in Tee Times Magazine

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Kansas City's busiest golf course is about to get a whole lot better and local golfers are starting to get excited. Tee Times Magazine is featuring Sykes-Lady in Overland Park in this month's Issue.

With a planned opening of June 2019, the new Sykes-Lady Clubhouse will provide modern amenities and expanded services. It will be built with stacked limestone on two levels and feature an attractive clock tower. The top level will include a pro shop, office, full-service restaurant with an indoor/outdoor bar, league conference room, an enclosable room with a fireplace and a tournament patio area.

KCBJ Features PGAV's Westin Hotel Renovation

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The Kansas City Business Journal has featured PGAV's renovation of the Westin Hotel at Crown Center. Collaborating with SA Dezign Studio, PGAV Architects adapted the initial model room design scheme over seven distinct room types and suites since many of the rooms had unusual floor plans with unique furniture arrangements. The design also updated the twenty year-old aesthetics while the new furniture supported the connectivity and power needs of the modern traveler. The entire 722 room renovation included standard rooms, suites, and meeting rooms on 14 floors, conversion of existing rooms to ADA rooms, and 85 shower conversion rooms on the top two floors of the hotel.

Stingray Bay is a Splashing Good Time

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Kansas City Zoo's newest attraction has opened to the public. The PGAV designed Stingray Bay is a state-of-the-art interactive exhibit allowing guests to get hands on with rays and sharks. The touch tank contains 20,000 gallons of water and built at a height that provides access to everyone. The center of the pool is deeper, so animals that choose not to be touched have a place to rest. 

Guests have the opportunity to dip their hands into a shallow pool and discover the unique texture and movement of two species of stingrays – 20 cownose rays and eight southern stingrays. In addition to stingrays, the tank is also home to a dozen of the smallest species of sharks, whitespotted bamboo sharks.

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Congratulations to the Kansas City Zoo, and the Jackson and Clay County residents.

Lenexa Civic Campus wins Capstone Award

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The Lenexa Civic Campus has won a Community Impact award in the Kansas City Business Journal's Capstone Awards. Honorees were chosen by a panel of judges who looked at many factors, including project size, community impact and innovation when selecting the honorees.

Winners were selected in the following categories: adaptive re-use, architectural design, community impact, industrial, infrastructure, mixed-use, multifamily, office and retail. To be honored, each project had to be move-in ready by the end of 2017.

Two PGAV Buildings Receive LEED Silver

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The votes are in and the Lenexa City Hall building and Lenexa Recreation Center both have received LEED Silver certification. Serving as cornerstones for the Lenexa Civic Campus, these buildings designed by PGAV Architects reflect the project team's hard work and dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainable design.

LEED is a green building certification program developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It includes a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhood that aim to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.

The Civic Campus has been widely praised both locally and nationally for it’s unique civic architecture, collaboration, community input, sustainability and mixing of uses. All of these uses have created a “gathering space” that Lenexa citizens are extremely proud of and will use for years to come.

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Discovery Bay Now Cub Scout Approved

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Cub Scouts from Pack 3328 in Olathe, Kansas received a special tour of Kansas City Zoo's new hands-on touch tank exhibit. Currently under construction, Discovery Bay will allow kids and families a hands-on learning experience about ocean rays and sharks. During the visit, the Webelos learned about construction, architecture and engineering, and earned their Build It and Engineer pins.

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Designed by PGAV Architects and built by Mega Industries, the new high-tech exhibit will provide a hands-on feeding level and a deeper zone where the rays can have a reprieve from visitors. Thanks to the Kansas City Zoo (including the penguins who visited during the tour) and Mega Industries for making this great visit possible.

NKC YMCA Grand Opening Celebration

The North Kansas City YMCA celebrated the completion of a 15-month renovation expanding and adding much needed amenities. The 15,000 SF renovation and re-purposing expands the wellness loft and creates a new performance studio, group exercise studio and healthy food cafe. In addition the welcome center and lighting has been improved.

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The project was mad possible thanks to a partnership between the City of North Kansas City and the Y. Thanks to Herner Construction and all of our engineering partners for making this such a great project.