Frontier Farm Credit - Manhattan Administrative Offices


2009 Vanesta Place | Manhattan, Kansas

Located in Grand Mere which is next door to Colbert Hills Golf Course in Manhattan, the new headquarters features an open office concept with smaller conference areas spread throughout the building. The underfloor air delivery system (UFAD) is unique in that it houses not only air ductwork but also the data and power systems for the open office design.

The monumental stair well located in the center of the building utilizes alternating layers of Anigre wood panels and limestone to mimic the striations of natural Kansas stone. A decorative glass handrail and porcelain tile treads and risers complete this architectural feature. On the southern exposure solar aluminum shades help control the interior temperature from the Kansas summer heat. Heated sidewalks make the Kansas winter much more tolerable and the fire pit enhances the exterior front patio.