North Kansas City School District
Students in Academically Gifted Education
Kansas City, Missouri
Completion Date: 2016
Size: 33,800 SF
The City of Gladstone and North Kansas City School District collaborated on a new innovation campus to provide spaces for businesses and district programming. Perkins+Will, in association with Hoefer Wysocki Architects, designed the 33,800 square feet space leased by the School District to house its Students in Academically Gifted Education (SAGE) program. On a daily basis, the facility serves approximately 250 students. These students are comprised of 50 Profoundly Exceptionally Gifted Students who attend the facility full-time, and 200 students a day who attend once-weekly. Students only spend 5% of their time listening to lectures; the rest of their time is split between researching, creating, performing, and socializing.
The interior scheme includes forward thinking design trends such as a maker space, green room, and other collaborative learning areas. The space leased allows the District to free up 14 classrooms in its existing school buildings for more efficient use of facilities.