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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 41 - Issue 46 - November 17, 2022

State of Kansas

Department of Administration
Office of Facilities and Property Management

Notice of Requested Architectural, Engineering, and Consulting Services

Notice is hereby given of the commencement of the selection process for architectural, engineering, and consulting services for the University of Kansas’ Landscape Zone U, 11th and Mississippi Project. The corner of 11th and Mississippi is becoming the north gateway to the University of Kansas (KU) with direct access to the new Jayhawk Welcome Center, the Kansas Memorial Union, Dyche Hall, Spencer Museum of Art, and David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. As the north gateway to campus, the University wants to develop a multi-purpose venue with year-round use, which may incorporate conference or entertainment capabilities, retail, dining, hospitality, health care services, or other facilities that support economic development and the University’s academic mission. Each May the venue will be host one of the most important moments in a Jayhawk’s journey, walking down Campanile hill for graduation and on seven Saturdays during the Fall be the home of Kansas Football.

Further definition and direction on what will be incorporated into the multi-purpose event center will be provided after an economic impact study is completed in January 2023. For KU fans who have experienced a football game at Memorial Stadium and walked around Campanile Hill, this campus setting is memorable and nostalgic. The new venue will be designed to drive economic development, provide services that help to recruit and retain students and make KU, and the KU experience even greater. To be considered for this project, consultants should have extensive experience working with multi-purpose 24/7/365 venues, power 5 football facilities, the City of Lawrence, Kansas and Lawrence Planning. In addition, the firm should have space in Lawrence, Kansas that can be dedicated to the design process. The project construction budget is $251,250,000. The selection of the firm for professional design services is contingent upon approval of the project by the Kansas Board of Regents.

An architectural/engineering program is available at For more information contact Mark Reiske at 785-864-5644 or

To be considered, one (1) PDF file of the following should be provided: State of Kansas Professional Qualifications DCC Forms 051-054, inclusive, and information regarding similar projects. These forms may be found at State of Kansas Professional Qualifications DCC Form 050 for each firm and consultant should be provided at the end of each proposal. Please include your firm name, agency abbreviation, and an abbreviated project name in the title of the PDF document. Proposals should be less than 5 Mb and follow the current State Building Advisory Commission guidelines which can be found in Part B – Chapter 2 of the Building Design and Construction Manual at Paper copies and flash drives containing copies of the proposals are not required.

Proposals should be sent to Proposals received after the date and time noted below will not be forwarded to the State Building Advisory Commission for review. If you have questions, call 785-296-0749. The PDF proposal submissions shall be delivered to the attention of the State Building Advisory Commission by 2:00 p.m. on or before December 2, 2022.

The State of Kansas, as a matter of public policy, encourages anyone doing business with the State of Kansas to take steps to discourage human trafficking. If prospective bidders/vendors/contractors have any policies or participate in any initiatives that discourage human trafficking, then the prospective bidder/vendor/contractor is encouraged to submit same as part of their bid response.

Frank Burnam, Director
Office of Facilities and Property Management

Doc. No. 050666