ART CONSULTING + PROJECTS
When treating corporate offices, whether an entire skyscraper and or just one floor, we always strive to energize the space and inspire the employees.
BKD LLP, Headquarters
This enormous accounting firm, with offices in 20 major cities, deserved a world-class collection—with us playing on the theme of accounting when possible. We helped transform the building from a ho-hum corporate environment to one that is dynamic, energizing and alive. You might like the giant Abacus: glass by Drew Hine, design by Leopold Gallery.
BKD LLP, Kansas City
This enormous accounting firm, with offices in 20 major cities, deserved a world-class collection—with us playing on the theme of accounting when possible. We helped transform the building from a ho-hum corporate environment to one that is dynamic, energizing and alive. You might like the hanging glass sculpture: glass by Drew Hine, design by Leopold Gallery.
As CrossFirst was building their new offices on the Country Club Plaza, they came to us and wanted to know what we could do that was different and cool. We said Plenty. The photos tell a pretty good story. Be sure to check out the giant Abacus in blown glass: glass by Tyler Kimball, design by Leopold Gallery.
Federal Home Loan Bank
As Federal Home Loan Bank—established 1932—was building their new office tower in Topeka, they asked that we address the collection with works by Kansas artists only, so we did. Some works are about the prairie, others are simply abstract, some reference banking. Be sure to check out the three Abaci in blown glass. Like all of our projects, this one too was a blast!
When Fishtech moved from their downtown headquarters to the Sprint Campus, we advised on commissioned works that would reflect on their international legacy in cyber security. We also advised on which works to acquire that would amaze and inspire people. Gary Fish and his staff love the result. So do the artists.
H&R Block Headquarters
Henry Bloch, world-renowned art collector, executive and philanthropist, absolutely loved the completed artwork for this huge campus. We told him and his art committee at the outset that we were only going to work with regional artists and that we were going to create works of international caliber, which we and the artists did, setting a new standard for corporate collections.
Seigfreid Bingham, P.C.
This law firm represents the Kansas City Chiefs and other such clients, but we didn't want to create sports art for them. Instead we created a collection unique to them, which also refelcts on their culture. Check out the painting of the painting of the founding partners, the photo for which we took at a bar across the street. Oil by Dean Kube, influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec.
Superior Bowen, one of the largest paving companies in the country, hired Leopold to select art for their new offices in Kansas City's Crossroads. We used a combination of oil paintings, sculptural works and photography—with several pieces referencing the region and SB's legacy. We loved working with them and they loved the result.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners didn't want us to do their project because we lacked liability insurance. Just kidding. We worked with their modest budget and installed serveral contemporary works that everyone loved, including the blown glass.
Creative Planning is a nationally renowned wealth management firm. Their CEO, Peter Mallouk, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bloomberg News, and Forbes. Thus it was quite an honor when he decided to commission a few works for CP. We started with an other-worldly interpretation of the campus by Lobdell. Forced perspective, KC skyline in the distance, layers of meaning. Lobdell sculpted using objects contributed by CP employees. After that we installed an enormous Abacus specifically designed for the lobby. The design is by Leopold gallery; Kimball created the blown glass. Other works to follow.