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by Elizabeth Heule and Dennis Coday

Precious Blood Renewal Center’s vision is to be a safe and sacred place where transformation is allowed to take place. As we began our process of development and design for the renovation of Stukenborg mission house into the renewal center, this was the guidance given to our architects at Helix Architecture and Design. We are a place of transformation, a place for people who seek to be refreshed spiritually, physically and mentally.

Responding to the design concept Helix Architecture and design created a welcoming and spiritually uplifting building. On a blog posting on its website, Helix explained one aspect of how it translated these feelings to the building design: “A simple yet dramatic twist of the building truss creates a roofline that rises on either side as if greeting those who are visiting the Center.”

This month, the Kansas City Business Journal recognized the Precious Blood Renewal Center with a Capstone Real Estate Award for architectural design. The center was one of 25 projects in nine categories that won a Capstone Award, which honors development and construction projects that transform the Kansas City metro area.

Three other projects of Helix also won Capstone Awards this year. The Capstone Awards reception will be held Tuesday, March 26 at the InterContinental Kansas City to celebrate the winning projects and the teams behind them.

The full list of 2018 Capstone Award winners is on the Kansas City Business Journal’s website. It is an honor for the renewal center to be included in this distinguished list.

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