H&R Block World Headquarters

H&R Block World Headquarters

Client

H&R Block

Size

17 stories / 525,000 square feet

 

Collaborators

360 Degrees Architecture

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H&R Block World Headquarters

Kansas City, Missouri

 

Serving as the predominant anchor of Kansas City's Power + Light District, this new corporate office building was constructed in conjunction with the initial phase of this major redevelopment project.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, Confluence led the site planning and urban design for the new H&R Block corporate headquarters. We crafted a series of pedestrian plaza spaces and streetscape features throughout the site. Surrounded on three sides by a high-rise office building, a theater for performing arts, and a training and dining facility, the primary courtyard serves as circulation space, casual lunch space and a venue for hosting corporate receptions.

A large water feature functions as the focal piece of this space and is overlapped by a simple square arbor that has been adopted by the company as a “living logo.” Covered with vegetation, this arbor feature provides visual contrast with the muted natural tones of the paving - becoming a highly visible green square when viewed from the offices above.

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