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Turning the outside of the downtown library parking garage

into an iconic Kansas City structure

Called the world’s most inspiring parking structure, iconic book bindings clad the outside of the Kansas City downtown library’s parking garage. In a true community effort, Kansas City residents were asked to help pick titles that represent the city. Rare books were professionally photographed and imaging software modified and placed the titles. An aluminum substructure with clear plexiglass windows through the center of the books allows light into the parking garage. This project not only celebrates books, reading, and the city on a massive scale, it also transforms these modest, familiar objects into monuments infused with hope and possibility.

 

The simple construction of aluminum with applied large-format graphics is a great case study of how well design-build works with collaboration and a fixed budget. We partnered with JE Dunn, CDFM2, Jonathan Kemper, and MC Lioness on the project, which has won multiple awards, including an SEGD Award and an IDSA award. These oversized books have become the most recognizable and widely discussed additions to Kansas City’s redeveloping core.

 
Civic + Transit From bus and rapid transit shelters to digital signage systems, we view every transit project as an opportunity to move people, tell a story, connect communities and infuse fun into functional. And all of our work is proudly designed and made in the USA.
 

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Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Director of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Brought onboard to Dimensional Innovations in 2020, Paul has over 20 years of experience developing and executing some of the world’s most challenging architectural cladding projects. He specializes in working directly with design,... more about Paul Martin Paul Martin Paul Martin Director of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Brought onboard to Dimensional Innovations in 2020, Paul has over 20 years of experience developing and executing some of the world’s most challenging architectural cladding projects. He specializes in working directly with design, ownership, and contracting  teams to refine and optimize designs for fabrication and installation. Using DI’s advanced CNC equipment, including the largest 3D printer commercially available, Paul is able to assist designers in realizing their most ambitious projects, while working directly with the Operations group to ensure budget and schedule expectations. Paul is also able to leverage the vast capabilities with DI’s design and technology departments to further enhance the projects under development. 

 

Paul earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. He often presents his work at industry conferences and guest lectures at various university programs.

Ashley Elliott

Ashley Elliott

Client Development Representative

Ashley values meaningful relationships and the importance of positive experiences.  She has five years of sales experience and is passionate about driving company growth through new relationships from creative strategies. She is always... more about Ashley Elliott Ashley Elliott Ashley Elliott Client Development Representative

Ashley values meaningful relationships and the importance of positive experiences.  She has five years of sales experience and is passionate about driving company growth through new relationships from creative strategies. She is always up for a challenge and drives business efforts in several verticals which include: transit, cultural, healthcare, entertainment, retail and strategic partnerships.

 

Ashley loves to be outside on long walks with her dog, Murphy, trying out new recipes, playing tennis and cheering on the Jayhawks with her family and friends. Ashley graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Journalism in Strategic Communications with a Business Minor.

 
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