The Missouri Innovation Campus connects high school juniors and seniors to real-world experience giving them the opportunity to earn a four-year bachelor’s degree just two years after high school graduation. A collaboration between Kansas City-area businesses, Lee’s Summit R-7 SD, Metropolitan Community College, and the University of Central Missouri, the program has received national recognition from former President Barack Obama calling it, “a recipe for success for the long-term.”

A key focus of the design was on adaptability. Since learning environments continually evolve, a variable air volume system as well as flexible power and lighting solutions were used in classrooms, meeting spaces, and training labs, to keep spaces flexible as teaching methods change. The VAV air handling units stayed inside the building and are served by hot water high-efficiency boilers and a quiet air-cooled chiller. This extends the life of the units, lowers long-term costs, minimizes maintenance needs, and creates a safer workplace. Education and lifelong learning are core tenants of the Henderson Engineers culture. The Missouri Innovation Campus is an esteemed program recognized for the innovative ways it equips students for the future.


Lee's Summit, MO

Project Size

Approx. 140,000 SF


Acoustics, Electrical, Fire & Life Safety, Mechanical, Plumbing, Security, Telecom, Telecom


LEsolutions Planning & Design Awards - Design Concept, 2018 ENR Midwest Best Project, K-12 Education, Capstone Award for Community Impact, American Architecture Award, Excellence in Architecture for a New Building - Special Citation, 2018 AIA Kansas City – Merit Award in Architecture Large


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