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Kansas State University Completes New Office Park Building

Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., recently announced that construction is complete on the third phase of a new university office park, according to a news release. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new 80,000-square-foot, four-story innovation and collaboration hub makes the end of the third phase of the Edge Collaboration District’s development. The university partnered with multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firm Hoefer Welker as the project’s master planner.

The new building serves as a “corporate incubator,” according to the news release, and will offer office space to both the KSU Foundation and other tenant partners for a total capacity of 250 employees. A “collaboration concourse” connects amenities like event spaces, breakout spaces, conference rooms, lounges and kitchenettes, and a coffee shop. It also features flexible workspaces with private offices, shared collaboration space, multipurpose rooms, and an outdoor patio, the news release reports.

“We’re proud to see our design efforts in meeting the KSU Foundation’s vision for the Edge District’s newest office building come to life, fueling K-State’s economic growth,” said Hoefer Welker Vice President Mark Pfeil. “This space features state-of-the-art office design and collaboration spaces, offering the KSU Foundation and tenant partners a place to innovate, create and execute their ideas.”

The new facility brings the Edge District’s total available office and lab space to 300,000 square feet. Construction began in April 2023, the news release reports.

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