As partners for more than 20 years, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission knew Henderson Engineers had the expertise they needed in both education and healthcare to design the new B.E. Smith Family Center. A facility for kids with special needs and their families, the B.E. Smith Family Center offers tailored services such as music therapy, aquatic rehab, and peer modeling.
Knowing our building systems would greatly impact the way kids reacted to therapy in the space, Henderson paid special attention to the details.
We incorporated LED lights with dimmable zones that could be adjusted for different learning settings and times of day — helping to provide a calming environment that avoids triggers and distractions. We also designed a specialized heating and cooling system that gives individuals control over the temperature in their part of the building as needed.