2007 Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation Honor Award
2007 AIA Kansas City Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Award
2006 Missouri Preservation Alliance Preserve Missouri Award
Originally constructed as a residence in 1910, Corinthian Hall was donated to the Kansas City Museum Association in 1945. International Architects Atelier developed a master plan and is conducting the adaptive restoration of Corinthian Hall as a mixed-use facility, incorporating elements of a traditional historic house museum with conference, assembly spaces, classrooms and an underground parking structure.
Phase I of the restoration, now complete, included cleaning, patching, and tuck-pointing the limestone exterior; removing and repairing the sloped clay-tile roof; new copper box gutters; and full replacement of five flat roofs. In addition, a deteriorated iron canopy was completely restored. Because replacements were not available, portions of the canopy were recast. All glazing was recreated, and wiring and lighting were replaced. Additional Phase I work included restoring and replacing all historic doors and windows.
Future phases of this project are to include new HVAC systems, full interior restoration of main living spaces, transformation of the second and third floors into exhibit galleries, restoring the carriage house, stables, conservatory and caretaker's house; reconstructing the greenhouse; and adding a new underground parking structure. All restoration design and specifications were executed to the standards of the United States Secretary of the Interior's Guidelines for Restoration.