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KC Water Lab Renovation, Kansas City, MO

  • Project Name: KC Water Lab Renovation
  • Sector: Public work
  • Design Completion Date: 2023 
  • Status: In Design
  • Location: Kansas City, MO 
  • Client: City of Kansas City
  • Construction Cost: $14M
  • Project Description

The existing building is a 20,000sf, one story, load-bearing CMU building in Kansas City, MO, with bar joists supporting metal deck topped by a Hypalon membrane roof system. The floor slab is an elevated concrete slab over a 48" to 60" tall crawl space that covers the entire building plan area. Partition walls are sheet rock over metal studs.

  • Artin’s Project Scope
  • This renovation project is still in design phase and Artin is the structural engineering consultant on Finkle+Williams Architecture team.

Ellie Forouzesh, PhD, PMP

As a principal engineer at Artin, Ellie oversees business development and financial projections, securing objectives and funding, as well as maintaining project budgets. Her background and experience in engineering, 12+ years of project management experience, and being certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) allows her to manage and support each project to be delivered to clients on time and within budget. Ellie is a diligent senior project manager engineer offering a proven record of success at leading all stages of a project.

Ardy Sherafati, PhD, PE, SE

As a Principal Engineer at Artin, Ardy is licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in 11 states and licensed Structural Engineer (SE) in California and Nevada. Ardy earned his PhD in structural engineering in 2012. He has 15 years of experience in structural design of new construction, retrofit and rehabilitation projects for different types of buildings. Having hands on experience in industrial, commercial and residential buildings, Ardy has served as the design lead for more than 100 projects across the US (mostly in California)