Leavenworth County commissioners have given the green light to hiring an architectural firm for design work for the former Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital building

Lawrence, KS – According to the officials, the Leavenworth hospital closed in October, and the building was donated to the county government.

The county officials issued a request for qualifications to architectural firms for design work for changes to the interior of the building to meet the county’s needs.

A committee reviewed the responses and selected the Kansas City, Missouri, firm of ACI Boland Architects.

The officials believe the firm has the ability to hit the ground running. The firm will first focus on the first floor of the building and designing space for the Council On Aging.

Commissioners voted unanimously to hire ACI Boland Architects for design work at the Cushing building for the Council On Aging and other county entities.

Commissioners approved two contracts with the company. The total cost for the first year of the company’s services will be $90,120.