Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Walter P Moore brought together experts from several engineering specialties to provide integrated design services for this project. Approximately half of the square footage is devoted to production and support functions for cash operations and the data center. Functional areas include the lobby and educational exhibits, a conference center, training rooms and employee amenities such as dining and fitness facilities.
The design for this large and complex facility demanded all aspects of secure design expertise. Site layout was optimized for blast protection and engineered ram resistant barriers were incorporated efficiently and aesthetically into the landscape plan. Granite and limestone cladding systems are blast resistant, as are the tower’s window systems. Blast and ballistic protection has been incorporated into the extensive lobby curtain-wall system, where requirements include GSA Level D blast loads and UL Level 3 ballistic protection. The project included the conceptual development of site perimeter security structures; blast analysis and component recommendations for glazing and building cladding; and both forced entry analysis and ballistic protection concepts for the building envelope and internal partitions.
The garage is designed to handle the needs of the client while offering an efficient, cost effective place to park by utilizing a double-zero traffic flow to improve both driver and pedestrian way finding. All vehicles enter the garage on the third level and have a maximum of two levels to travel up or down in the garage to find a parking spot.