Situated on approximately 200 acres in Overland Park, Kansas, the Sprint World Headquarters Campus will create a state-of-the art workplace for over 14,000 employees. A total of 22 buildings will be constructed in five phases - 18 office buildings and four other buildings, for a total of 3.9 million square feet. The project began in July 1997, and is scheduled for completion in late 2001. In addition to traditional office space, a Customer Technology Center, several retail spaces, food facilities, fitness center, and childcare center will add to the amenities of the complex.

Design Concept
buildings_sprint2The complex will be built as a low-rise pedestrian scaled college campus-like environment enhanced by 60 percent green space. The structural floor system consists of long-span wide module joists formed with 66-inch wide pans. For the bays spanning 39 feet 8 inches, 35 feet 8 inches, and 39 feet 8 inches in one direction, a 20-inch deep pan is used. A 16-inch deep pan is utilized for bays spanning 31 feet 8 inches, 35 feet 8 inches, and 31 feet 8 inches. All bays are 24 feet in the perpendicular direction. The joists are typically 12 inches wide, and the topping slab is 4.6-inches thick. Non-prestressed reinforcement was used for both the joists and the beams supporting the joists.

Credits

Owner:
Sprint/United Management Company, Overland Park, Kansas

Architect:
The Hiller Group, Princeton, New Jersey

Structural Engineer:
Kerr Conrad Graham Associates, Overland Park, Kansas

Construction Manager:
J.E. Dunn Construction Co., Topeka, Kansas

Concrete Formwork Contractor:
Ceco Concrete Construction, Merriam, Kansas

Year:
2001