The adaptive reuse of an existing space – a historic space – takes the most careful eye, giving homage to the existing craftsmanship while seamlessly bringing it into the 21st century. At The Grand Hall at Power & Light we were able to do just that in creating the premier wedding and event venue in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.
The existing space was restored to its former grandeur via plaster repair, faux paint, and marble polishing while new suites, washrooms, a bar, integrated technology and lighting were carefully installed to support the requirements of a 500-seat modern-day wedding and event venue.
New partitions, held down from the ornate historic plaster, are allowed to fade back creating focus on the historic elegance and detail in the bride & groom suite.
New dramatic LED outdoor lighting creates the final polish for creating this one-of-a-kind event space with an entrance as dramatic as its’ indoor space.
The Gatsby-era inspiration continues into the washrooms with dark, rich finishes including embroidered wallcovering, marble wainscoting, walnut partitions and brass fixtures throughout. A black ceiling helps to keep the focus on the incredible finishes while guests keep focus on being the starlet of the party in the 8’ long mirror.
The central hub of any party – the bar – harkens back to the era of pre-prohibition in Kansas City. Completed in solid walnut with diamond cut mirror but brought into the modern age with integrated, concealed lighting and anodized aluminum tile this bar becomes the focus of room and the street.
Neighbors Construction Company, Inc
2018 CSI Kansas City: Iconic Building on the Historic Registry
2016 Historic Kansas City Preservation Awards: Honors for Best Preservation Practices
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