Committed to providing a positive environment for the youth of Kansas City, the Urban Youth Academy has a mission to empower under served youth through baseball and softball in conjunction with academic and social opportunities.
Separated into two phases, the design goals for each project phase, and the site as whole, were carefully coordinated throughout the entirety of the project. The first phase included three baseball fields, a softball field, a walking trail, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a playground. The second phase of the project revolved mostly around the indoor training facility with a turf infield, batting cages, pitching mounds, and a weight lifting area, in addition to restroom and concession facilities for the diamonds, an outdoor lawn event space, and parking for patrons.
Throughout the site, the lighting and HVAC systems design needed to be substantial enough to meet the needs of the facility yet discreet enough to not disrupt daily programming and activities. Robust and flexible, the Urban Youth Academy provides a comfortable, safe, and secure environment where young athletes are able to hone and advance their craft.
Kansas City, MO
Approx. 40,000 SF
Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing
Capstone Award for Community Impact