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The Children's Place, Kansas City, MO

  • Project Name: The Children's Place
  • Sector: Educational
  • Design Completion Date: 2020  
  • Status: In Construction 
  • Location: Kansas City, MO 
  • Client: HOK
  • Construction Cost: $6.7M
  • Project Description

The Children’s Place is Kansas City’s leading trauma-informed early childhood education program and counseling center. This project was in collaboration with HOK Architects for renovation of an existing building located at 6401 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO, that was purchased as the new location of “The Children’s Place”. The project included the renovation of two existing buildings and new construction of a link between buildings, totaling 45,000 GSF. This project has passed the permitting phase and now is construction phase.

  • Artin's Project Scope
  • Artin was the structural engineer of record for this project and delivered the full structural design package. Artin also performed the construction administration for this project.

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)