For nearly 150 years The Wichita Eagle has kept the record of the Wichita community, never wavering in its commitment to keep citizens informed. As the largest and longest-running publication in Kansas it has over one million unique visitors per month between its paper distribution, e-edition, website, and app. 


 

In early 2016, the paper decided to transfer its printing and packaging operations to Kansas City in order to focus on its growth as a digital-first media company. Realizing that its remaining staff would no longer need the 181,000 square feet they occupied, The Eagle sold their building, and with kismet-esque luck, found a new location that perfectly fit their needs. Still located in the heart of Old Town, the new space at 330 North Mead was renovated in just three months for the approximately 100 employees who made the move. 


PROJECT LOCATION
Wichita, Kansas 

COMPLETION DATE
April 2017

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN FIRM
Krehbiel Architecture

GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Key Construction

PHOTOGRAPHY
Gavin Peters Photography

I don’t know how we would have been able to pull off a move of 100+ employees in a six-month window without the help of the encompas staff. They were very accommodating and helpful, giving us multiple ideas for our space and letting us make the final decision. They were able to tailor the furniture to the needs of our different workgroups: news, advertising, and finance.
— Dale Seiwart, Chief Financial Officer at The Wichita Eagle