Root & Siemens, Grand Ballroom event space, under renovation for artist loft space
Built during a prosperous time for new Kansas City skyscrapers, the Scarritt Building is exemplary of the style influenced by renowned Chicago architect Louis Sullivan. Designed by local team Root & Siemens, the 11-story building is adorned with an intricate decorative façade surrounding the doorway. The interior is similarly opulent, with marble and mahogany ornamentation in the common areas and striking natural light. The Scarritt Building’s Grand Ballroom is still offered to the public for weddings and parties, but the designated office space is currently being considered for a redesign project that would turn the building into low-rent artists’ residencies.