In the heart of downtown KC, a century-old building is brought back to life. Our team was thrilled to
work on designing The Mark, one of the city’s biggest historical renovation projects.
The 23-story building is now home to retail space and over 200 luxury apartments. We were tasked with
designing the entry lobby, residential lobby and social lounge. Our goal was to celebrate the historic
elements that infuse the building with character, while making sure it feels livable for modern residents.
We uncovered textures and materials, exposing original structures like the terra-cotta block walls and
raw concrete ceilings. Terrazzo floors (both pristine and patched) lend a casual atmosphere to a space
rich with history. In the lobbies, we matched the design of the original formal marble entry floor to add
sophistication and timeless appeal.
Historical elements such as the elevator façade and mail chute contrast against sleek, warm wooden
slats. The Mark is a perfect example of how effective design can blend the old with the new – mixing the
vibrancy of downtown living with the tranquility of home.