Agora Architecture

Projects

Projects

Flint Oak

Rubbermaid

Cowley College

Nieves

Southwestern College

Galaxy Tool

William Newton Hospital

Holy Name Catholic Church

The Highlights

 

Browse through a few of our projects to understand the kind of work that we do here at Agora Architecture. The projects below are only a small portion of what we have accomplished in 93 years - email us at info@agoraarchitecture.com for more information.

 
 

Industrial


MULTIPLE ADDITION AND REMODEL PROJECTS

NEWELL-RUBBERMAID - WINFIELD, KS

90% of the Winfield Newell-Rubbermaid Facility was completed by this firm over the years. Newell-Rubbermaid has been a long-standing and very faithful client. Winfield is very lucky to have such industrial giants in it's territories providing jobs and revenue to the area. Agora's contribution to the vast facilities include the 12th Street Facility, the GTX offices, Breakroom Addition, Parking Lot Additions, Office Space Remodels and Additions, several more Plant Additions, Silo Additions and much more. The people of Newell-Rubbermaid are always fantastic to work with and make every project smooth. 

WAREHOUSE AND OFFICE ADDITION

GALAXY TECHNOLOGIES - WINFIELD, KS

This impressive - a state-of-the-art, only a few in America, 5 Axis Milling Machine came to Winfield. This project entailed a new warehouse to house the milling machine and a few offices. The table for the CNC Machine is approximately sixty feet long and twenty feet wide. The foundation for this machine is just as big and approximately ten feet deep. This took fifty concrete trucks to pour. The building houses offices for machining programmers and engineers in the front where you see the wondows - a rare quality in industrial offices. A court yard to the south of the building is an employee break and relaxation area with shade structures and tables. 

This turned out to be a great and very high-tech facility for the employees. 

SHOP, BREAKROOM AND OFFICE ADDITION

FLUID KINETICS - WINFIELD, KS

Fluid Kinetics is an industrial asset to the community of Winfield, KS and we were honored to design their new shop and breakroom and office mezzanine. The original building was a spec building funded by Winfield Economic Development. It was built in the Winfield Industrial Park as a basic warehouse with office spaces. When Fluid Kinetic purchased the facility we were able to complete the addition which included coordination of special equipment, expansion of their equipment rails, bridge  cranes and added a second electrical service to power it all. The site had it's challenges - there were drainage and slopes that were limiting. However, with a relatively tight budget and a fantastic group of people to work with the project came together.  

FACILITY REMODEL AND ADDITION

ZEECO - WINFIELD, KS

Working with Zeeco was seamless, quick and painless. The project was simple and the result was incredible. Zeeco purchased the old Gordon and Piatt facility at Strother Field and used our services to give it a face lift and new entrance. This project allowed us to be creative in an industrial setting. Utilizing corten steel panels to bring attention to the entrance and corrugated steel to wrap the base of the sign. 

 

 

Education


SUMNER CAMPUS

COWLEY COLLEGE - WELLINGTON, KS

The new Campus, located on 18 acres in Wellington, Kansas, is currently comprised of two buildings. The Technology and Innovation Center is a 17,163 square foot building that houses instructional spaces for Information Technology, Agriculture, Welding, Machine Tooling, Mechatronics, Non-Destructive Testing as well as General Classroom and Science Lab space. The Short General Education Center is a 24,355 square foot, three story building that houses Classrooms, Lecture Spaces, Faculty Offices, Conference Rooms, a Student Resource Center, a Kitchen and Dining Area and a large Community Room that accommodate one-hundred people for banquets, meetings or receptions. This space will also be utilized as a  large Lecture Room. This building is named after the Short Family who generously donated the 18-acre site that the Campus is located on.

STIR AND BUSTLE COFFEE SHOP

SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE - WINFIELD, KS

Southwestern College was in need of a modern student hangout space that drew students together. An underutilized, 1000 square foot space in the campus library was selected for a coffee shop and future campus store, with a conservative budget of about $100,000 and a desire to reuse as much of the existing space and finishes as possible. Agora Architecture helped them get the most out of this small area by creating a uniquely shaped coffee bar and flexible and varied seating options including work surfaces and integrated outlets. The space can be reconfigured and opened up for larger gatherings and events. Hidden doors on tracks completely enclose the back work counter when the coffee shop is closed, so the area can always be used for library seating. Distinctive lighting, furniture, and deep colors provide interest and freshness to the popular space.

Webb-brown academic center

cowley College - arkansas city, ks

This building has, at times, become the face of Cowley College marketing material and we can see why. The Webb-Brown Academic Center includes student classrooms, study areas and dynamic spaces designed for maximum learning capabilities. 

77 Steps RENOVATION  

SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE - Winfield, KS

The 77 Steps are the “heart of the hill” and the main entrance to the Christy Administration Building, the focal point of the Southwestern College campus. This design-build project was a reconstruction of the original steps. The original feel and ambiance of the steps was recreated using cast-in-place concrete construction with minimal expansion and construction joints. The design challenge was providing the required landing and design appropriate lighting which the original stairs did not have. The other challenge was there had to be 77 steps - it was a fun puzzle! The firm also had to be conscious of the of the builder, because it was going to prove challenging to build on the slope. The firm and the community is very pleased with the result. We suggest taking a trot up the "77", you will be glad for those occasional landings. 

SOFTBALL COMPLEX RESTROOM AND ANNOUNCEMENT BOX

COWLEY COLLEGE - ARKANSAS CITY, KS

This announcer box, concession, and restroom addition to the existing softball field was challenging and fun. A 900 square foot, 2 story building built in a tight space on a tight budget turned out perfectly. This project features split face CMU with glazed CMU and metal inset accents, a standing seam metal roof and an exterior stair. New utilities and accessible site paving for vendor trailers was added.

 

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Medical


MRI ROOM RENOVATION

WILLIAM NEWTON HOSPITAL - WINFIELD, KS

A small but involved project, this was an MRI room renovation and MRI unit replacement for William Newton Hospital in Winfield. Agora selected new finishes and flooring for the space, as well as updated the enclosure of this space with a completely new copper panel shielding system, meeting the newest requirements of the brand-new MRI unit. A new roof chiller was required for the MRI unit and required additional structural work, and the changing room was updated to meet accessibility requirements. Fortunately, Agora designed the original MRI addition with a large roof hatch, planning for and allowing the hospital to remove and replace the MRI unit easily. 

Future SURGICAL AND CENTRAL SUPPLY ADDITION

WILLIAM NEWTON HOSPITAL - Winfield, KS

This $8.4 million, 12,750sf addition and 7,400sf renovation serves to elevate the services and patient experience at William Newton Hospital. Currently, surgery patients are prepped in one wing and then taken across the hospital, through waiting areas and down one floor to Surgery, and then back again for Recovery. This project will not only add much needed space and functionality to the surgery process, but will provide for departments to relocate and prepare for future renovations. A Cath lab and orthopedic surgery room is provided, as well as a large nurse station, 11 Recovery rooms (two isolation), PACU and nurse station, new staff lockers and showers, offices, a chapel, waiting rooms, new Central Storage areas and reworked sterile instrument processing. This project also includes updated mechanical systems, LED lighting throughout, and is designed to provide emergency shelter.

MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING

SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER - ARKANSAS CITY, KS

We were commissioned to design this medical office building before the original hospital project was complete. The medical office building addition houses some of the hospital functions that were lacking in the original building - both the physical therapy department and the hospital's business offices. The office/waiting spaces include: a suite with three doctors, meetings and conference rooms, and waiting rooms for physical therapy and another doctor's suite. The building is a total of 11,500 sq/ft. The exterior design emulates that of the original hospital to provide design continuity throughout the campus. The covered walkway provides weather protection and adds to the aesthetic appeal. It was a pleasure providing architectural services for the two projects that would ultimately complete the South Central Medical Center. 

 

Commercial


ADDITION AND REMODEL

SHINDIGS BAR AND GRILL - WINFIELD, KS

It holds true in every project that the facility is never "ours" but is always the result of our Client's dreams. This project is no exception. When Rob and Janet Carroll came to us they had every light fixture, wall covering, bathroom stall (tailgates), bar stool, and every other detail decided and all they needed was an architect to put together a floor plan to bring it all together. Utilizing the old train station on the corner of 5th and Main in Winfield, the Carroll's added a state-of-the-art kitchen, and entrance area to the existing. The pictures don't lie, you are only moments from the train tracks, but it only adds to the dining experience. From the trays you eat on, to the fixtures over your table, to the nails in the floor - Rob Carroll and his crew made every detail perfect. Of course, the food is amazing too. All-in-all this is a must-see place in Winfield.

“THE LAST SHOT” ADDITION AND REMODEL

FLINT OAK HUNTING RESORT - fall river, ks

This addition features a magnificent fireplace, a fully-equipped and totally huge bar, and a beautiful view. We were honored to be selected to design the gathering space for "America's Premier Hunting Resort" near Fall River, Kansas. This addition provided much needed space for hunters to relax and relive their experiences of the day. With excellent guidance from the resort staff we were able to create an exceptional space. The addition features a fantastic view of Flint Oak's hunting grounds. We also upgraded the resort merchandise shop providing everything from clothing to firearms and hunting supplies. Our mission was to add to the fine ambiance of the resort. Overall, this is a place you just have to see for yourself - flintoak.com.

SOUTH ANNEX INTERIOR REMODEL

COWLEY COUNTY - WINFIELD, KS

The South Annex building had a prior use - the building was designed for and occupied by First Federal Savings and Loan. The firm did both the original building and the renovation for Cowley County. The stand-alone structure boasts traditional colonial styling throughout. The county  modified the building to meet their needs and are fully occupying the facility. The building's parking lot also gave the county some much needed off-street parking. The interior layout includes a secure area in the basement for county emergency dispatch, tag and taxes offices and waiting area on the main floor and more office spaces on the second floor. Some of our favorite features are the big windows that allow light to flood into many office spaces, making for a better work environment. Also, many desks have a standing option and the secure area in the basement is a site to see. 

DOWNTOWN STOREFRONTS

WINFIELD, KS

Remodeling downtown storefronts is one of our specialties. We have done to many to count and pictured are a few of our favorites. In an old city like Winfield and many of the surrounding communities, there are beautiful old buildings in need of repair. Visionaries within our communities buy these buildings and bring our downtowns to life. We try to do out part by making this a simple and step-by-step process that yields outstanding results. 

 

Recreational, Religious, and Retirement


Travis hafner training center

cowley College - arkansas city, ks

David Herlocker designed this facility and nearly all of the facilities at the Cowley College Campus in Arkansas City. This is an impressive facility with lots to offer. The Training Center includes locker rooms, offices, an all-sport training room, an exclusive batting cage, weight room and more. 

Broadway Sports Complex

Winfield, KS

Durability and organization were the driving concepts behind the design of this sports complex. The complex includes five baseball fields and dugouts accommodating T-Ball through college level baseball, six soccer fields, batting cages, a little league football field. Main features of the project include stadium bleachers under shade canopies, planters to reduce heat gain and soften the hardscape, and a centrally accessible hub of restrooms and concessions flanked by shaded picnicking areas. Referee locker rooms were also included.

PARISH HALL RENOVATION AND RESTORATION

HOLY NAME - winfield, ks

Designed by Cheri Hulse, a faithful parishioner, this project was in part so successful because Cheri could work closely with decision makers to design a beautiful vision. The church renovation consisted of everything from windows to the tile in the floor, to the blue ceiling. Breathtaking.

Cumbernauld retirement village

Winfield, KS

In 1989 the firm was commissioned to create a complete retirement complex with a variety of residential options. The options vary from single family homes to duplexes, apartments, assisted living and nurse care. The grounds surrounding the facility are terrific and the village as a whole, turned out to be a beautiful and tranquil place. The entire facility is designed in a modified English Cotswold Architectural Style. Our latest project for Cumbernauld is an Age to Age Classroom. 

We recently completed a renovation to include an Age-to-Age Classroom to benefit both the Residents and Pre-schoolers. We suggest a visit to the village to view the waterfall, the lake and the beautiful architecture. 

 

Residential


3 BLACK HEATH COURT, WINFIELD, KS

The firm is known for it's traditional residential architecture, but contemporary residential architecture is created in the firm as well. There are striking examples of various contemporary architecture in the firm's portfolio as well, and this home is one of them. This home, designed by Merrill K. Gordon, a former owner, is a great example of this contemporary style. Merrill actually designed this home for he and his family. Driving through this neighborhood, this is a beautiful home for it's differences.

2905 CABRILLO DRIVE, WINFIELD, KS

This 7,000 square foot beauty features 2 stories, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, multiple fireplace settings, 1 office and a formal living area that opens onto 1,000 square feet of cantilevered desk with a wood trellis, and a built-in saltwater aquarium. The kitchen and family room also open to an outdoor eating area. On the lower level, the family room and bar opens to a pool/billiards space. All trim throughout the house is wood and custom painted. The entrance boasts custom redwood entry doors and a trellis over the walk-way that carries through over the back deck. The interior spaces feel open and light with an open and varied ceiling plan. Outside, the lowest level of deck features a fish pond and the entire house is backed up to the golf course.

 

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