Burns & McDonnell Headquarters

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Burns & McDonnell Headquarters


Burns & McDonnell World Headquarters

Location: Kansas City, Missouri


As an integrated engineering/architectural/construction firm consistently listed in Fortune’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For”, Burns & McDonnell’s new headquarters building had a wide variety of constituents to satisfy.

To meet these various requirements, Burns & McDonnell needed a partner who understood design build construction methodology and could coordinate the doors, frames and hardware to meet building management’s security and access control requirements, the architectural and design team aesthetics/functionality needs, and the construction team’s budget and construction schedule.


American Direct was hired as a design build partner to meet with the various constituencies in order determine their needs and then write specifications to meet their requirements.

By working directly with and coordinating between the architectural team, the building management team, the security team, and the construction team, American Direct ensured that the products selected and installed on the project met the look, function, and budget as desired by Burns & McDonnell.