Proj Overview

Project Overview

The Morr Transfer Parking Garage is a total frame precast concrete structure that serves, among other tenants, the major architectural firm that designed it. The signature element is the facade, which incorporates horizontal railroad ties as a nod to the major railroad transportation hub it sits adjacent to.

Precast Solution

The design allows future expansion for retail shops and restaurants at street level. Pedestrian and vehicular entry points are punctuated by a stainless steel wire mesh paneling, which doubles as potential signage locations for future retail tenants.

The building’s distinctive facade design incorporates actual wooden railway ties within a framework of steel attached to the naturally tinted architectural total frame precast concrete structure. This structure is a great example of how wood and precast concrete materials can be used to complement one another.


2010 PCI Design AwardsBuilding Award: Best Parking Structure (0-999 Cars)
Project Team


360 Architects, Kansas City, Mo 


Bob D. Campbell & Co., Kansas City, MO 


J. E. Dunn, Kansas City, MO 


DST Realty 


IPC Inc., Des Moines, IA 

Precast Specialty Engineer

Structural Engineering Associates Inc., Kansas City, MO

Key Project Attributes

  • Great example of how wood and precast concrete materials can be used to complement one another
  • Design demonstrates the flexibility of precast concrete for unexpected design choices
  • The use of precast allowed for just-in-time delivery and speedy erection 

Project/Precast Scope

  • Project Cost: $4.7 million
  • Area: 106,000 f2
  • Number of stories: 3