KC Business Journal: New Children's Mercy building embodies culture of the institute it houses
By Lily Lieberman
When Kansas City residents and visitors pass by the Children's Mercy Research Institute building in the light of day, they will notice a subtle variation in window tinting, which to the untrained eye seems sporadically placed across the building’s facade.
The light-colored panels spell out DNA sequences of genetic anomalies found in Children’s Mercy patients with specific, rare diseases. At night, the panels will glow white from LED lights, and the four panels representing DNA mutations discovered in Children’s Mercy patients will beam red.
Tom Curran, executive director and chief scientific officer of the institute, said the building's physical manifestation embodies the culture of the team within its walls, where no boundaries exist between science and medicine.