Kansas City Missouri’s Metropolitan Community College, Broadway Campus Building was in need of an originally overlooked design element, traffic control. The MCC Broadway Campus Building is set back from the road with large, floor to ceiling, glass storefront overlooking Broadway Street. A3G was asked to incorporate layered traffic control devices within the existing façade to protect the building and its occupants.
We used a combination of a limestone veneered concrete barrier wall incorporated into the storefront and lit bollards surrounding the walkway to the front door. These passive traffic control devices were designed to prevent an automobile from penetrating the building while remaining inconspicuous. The limestone veneered barrier wall matches the existing limestone on the building and acts as a backdrop to the new landscaping creating depth and contrast. The lit bollards not only prevent an automobile from crashing into the building, but also act as wayfinding directing pedestrian traffic during the day and evening hours.
This project was completed with Structural Engineering Associates as the lead.