Hollis+Miller Architects
Tony Stansberry Leadership Center

Tony Stansberry Leadership Center
Lee's Summit, MO

The Stansberry Leadership Center is the Lee’s Summit R-7 District’s new Central Office housing administrative staff.

The departmentalized floor plan is oriented along a central main street affording direct access by patrons and staff to key areas for Human Resources, Business Services and Executive Services. Space near the front entry is occupied by Community Services. Instruction and Leadership comprises the second floor, which also houses the Professional Development Center for teacher and staff training. A centralized receptionist controls access to the building.

At the main entry, seating is provided in the public lobby adjacent to the new board room.  The board room employs the latest technology for presentations and board meetings and is divisible with a folding partition. Multiple and flexible conference spaces were an absolute need in the neaw building. In addition to the Professional Development Center, which has a capacity for 60, the board room seats up to 200 patrons. There are eight other conference rooms seating from 8 to 14 people, offering a variety of scheduling opportunities. Staff support areas include a central mail room, library services, work rooms and multiple break rooms.

The plan design stresses flexibility and open offices. With 95 work stations occupied, the new central office is expandable to 130. Only 20% of the work stations are in fixed partitions with the remainder of the staff in open work stations, reflecting current corporate design and efficiency of space utilization. 

The building is energy-efficient, employing a thermal displacement system to cool all spaces. This system conserves energy by introducing conditioned air at a higher temperature through floor diffusers and pushes hotter air out through the ceiling. Hot water radiant panels provide supplemental heating where needed. The building is zoned vertically from three direct exchange packaged roof top units. 

The new center is an example of R-7 School District’s efforts to cost-effectively serve the public. The district reaped substantial savings by locating the office on district-owned land. A No Tax Increase bond funded two-thirds of the project with the remaining cost covered by other district sources.

39,136 s.f.

Construction Cost:

Lee’s Summit R-7 School District

J.E. Dunn Construction