Opus Design Build, L.L.C. to Construct New Headquarters for the Kansas Leadership Center


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - ​Opus Design Build, L.L.C announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Kansas Health Foundation to design and construct a new three-story building that will serve as the Kansas Leadership Center's statewide headquarters and a conference center for the Kansas Health Foundation.

Launched by the Kansas Health Foundation in 2005, the Kansas Leadership Center, promotes civic leadership with the goal of creating stronger, healthier communities. This new 36,000-square-foot facility will serve multiple functions for the organization, including hosting conferences, group meetings, lectures and trainings. Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, the building will feature office and classroom space as well as a 210-person auditorium.   

“We are delighted to be working with the Kansas Leadership Center on its new headquarters,” said Oscar Healy, senior director, construction, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. “This new facility will help KLC and KHF to expand and enhance their services to residents and communities throughout the state.”

The new facility will be located in close proximity to the current Foundation building, allowing for greater collaboration and giving visitors easy access to either organization.  

“From the earliest days of the Foundation’s interest in building civic leadership, we had a dream to someday provide a central location where the best minds and most dedicated individuals could come together to discuss the key challenges facing our state,” said Steve Coen, president and CEO of the Kansas Health Foundation. “Now, that dream is being realized and a new vision for a healthier Kansas can commence.”

"This new structure will be a gathering place for Kansans who care about their communities and seek to explore thoughtful, new ideas to deal with seemingly intractable civic challenges," said Ed O'Malley, president and CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center. "We are tremendously excited about this new resource for the people of Kansas." 

Construction of the Kansas Leadership Center and Kansas Health Foundation Conference Center is set to begin this month with completion slated for July 2013.

Opus Design Build, L.L.C. is serving as the design-builder on the project. Opus AE Group, Inc. will serve as architect and engineer of record.  

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of national commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis, with expertise in development, project management and construction, architecture and engineering, finance, sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and Opus Holding, Inc. and their operating subsidiaries, Opus Development Corporation, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, Inc. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential living, institutional and government projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit www.opus-group.com.