The Ambassador is an existing studio apartment building with intent to be renovated as studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for young and energetic professionals. The site was a prominent location for music and food in the 1920’s and provides opportunity to restore activity throughout the local community.
As a part of the historic registry, the design intent focuses on resurrecting the building back to its original aesthetic while integrating a modern language for the young professionals throughout the Kansas City area. Such decisions include affordable, efficient and high function design.
The existing building conditions provide several primary constraints, most prevalent being the fenestration on the building. It became apparent that all circulation within the apartments should be along the exterior walls, maximizing light into the public spaces and minimizing interaction between facade openings and interior program partitions.
Location: Kansas City, MO, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Hufft Projects