World Headquarters Expansion Phase 2

The second phase of the corporate headquarters expansion — designed and built by our integrated team, in partnership with VanTrust Real Estate — complements the first phase, with similar exterior and interior treatments.

The project was completed with more than 134,000 hours without any safety incidents.

The expansion features a four-story, 142,000-square-foot office building and a 550-stall parking garage. The building houses 776 seats, increasing the capacity of the Burns & McDonnell world headquarters by 22%. Its 42 conference rooms and two large training rooms have smart technology to increase efficiency and collaboration by using web-based meetings.

Each workstation includes a standing desk — allowing the user to sit or stand — as well as pullout furniture for informal teaming sessions. Customized areas throughout the building accommodate various communication styles and enhance team collaboration.


Burns & McDonnell, VanTrust Real Estate


Kansas City, Missouri




Commercial Buildings

Office Buildings





Commercial, Retail & Institutional

Interior finishes include use of hackberry wood, native to the Midwest, for feature walls, veneers and ceiling panels. The building has LEED-compliant lighting paired with daylight harvesting for optimal energy savings. The building frame is constructed with more than 8,000 tons of steel.  

The parking garage is comprised of 395 precast concrete panels and includes interactive messaging for electric vehicles to alert when the car is charged to avoid wasting electricity.