Project Location

Kansas City, MO





DFA was formerly headquartered in an antiquated office building with aging infrastructure. DFA decided to construct a new building that would provide a workplace of choice. They came up with a 3-story building, a soft B shape with an open center. The central atrium is dominated by a 25-foot sculpture of pouring milk. A prominent wall is covered in cowhide. A whimsical sense of branding includes a wall of grass, another of bubbles, and one that’s like a red barn, as well as “origins” materials such as barn wood wall cladding.


The new building also reflects the way the company wants to work, changing from 126 offices with no common gathering spaces to 11 offices and 99 meeting rooms. The 2nd and 3rd floors and lined with all-glass meeting rooms that pour light into the interior.


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