An exterior photo of Pembroke Hill School

Pembroke Hill Campus Improvements

Project Case Study
The Pembroke Hill School contracted with McCownGordon to deliver two new building additions and renovations to the common areas to expand multiple programs on their campus.


Pembroke Hill School


Building Information Modeling
Collaborative Delivery


Kansas City, MO

Students in the cafeteria at Pembroke Hill School

The project is anchored by a new and larger dining hall connected by a skywalk to the existing Centennial Hall and a new athletic center with a competition and auxiliary gym. Pierson Gym was demolished with the area reimagined into a campus quad for outdoor gatherings along Ward Parkway.

Renovations for the Hall Student Center include expanding the lobby and academic spaces. The new and renovated spaces will focus on program elements such as fine arts, robotics, athletics and debate.

An aerial view of the Pembroke Hill School Campus and athletics

The first phase of the project included the lawn renovation and a new parking lot that were completed on a very tight time frame in a logistically challenging site. With adjacent buildings occupied throughout construction, the team took great care in ensuring the safety of students, staff and visitors. Early in preconstruction, the team collaborated with the owner on the quad, tweaking the design and materials to ensure it met the vision of the design team while remaining in budget and schedule. In addition, the team used a formal management plan to align expectations between the multiple stakeholders on the project and enhance communication for all parties.

An exterior photo of Pembroke Hill School
The weightlifting area for students at Pembroke Hill School
Students playing soccer at Pembroke Hill School Campus
Students playing a basketball game at Pembroke Hill School