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Mark Arts - Mary R. Koch Arts Center

Wichita, Kansas

As part of a multidisciplinary design team, Confluence led the effort to develop a new campus master plan for the Wichita Center for the Arts to be located at 13th & Rock Road in Wichita, Kansas.  After a series of visioning sessions and collaborative workshops with the Client and consultant team, the vision of “A Park with a School in It” emerged as the guiding framework for development of the campus and art center building. The program for the facility, situated within seventeen acres of green space, incorporates art education, an open gallery space, and banquet and event amenities.

The site master plan and architectural design capitalize on the expansive green space and open views to create the appearance of a series of pavilions set among sweeps of native Kansas landscape. Garden paths and large earth berms are integrated to create a quiet garden experience for visitors to the facility and surrounding private park space. This important new civic asset will provide state of the art learning facilities for the community along with great new event facilities in northeast Wichita.