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recap: Day of Shadowing

November 6, 2014 in Events by admin

Women in Design’s Day of Shadowing event was a great success.  On October 22nd, some of Kansas City’s top design firms welcomed high school students from 14 different high schools to the field of design providing educational activities and creative group projects. This year we had 13 firms participate and 75 students attend!
We would like to thank the following firms for their involvement:
HMN Architects, HTK Architects, Gould Evans, AECOM, Burns & McDonnell,
WSKF Architects, Dimensional Innovations, PGAV Architects, BSA
Lifestructure, Willoughby Design, Hoefer Wysocki Architects, DLR Group,
and Populous

Students had the opportunity to tour around a professional interior design workplace and observe work of Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers, and Graphic Designers. Educational activities included design charrettes and discussions to learn about the process of design including project renderings, document and construction sets, and creative development in each phase of design.

The design firms concluded the day by providing lunch for the students along with a discussion about education, college programs and requirements to major in design fields as well as future careers.  A perfect day to be an aspiring designer! Thank you to the firms and teachers for sending us the pictures below.
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Pre-Holiday Happy Hour

November 4, 2014 in Events by admin


Pre Holiday HH

Join us at our pre-holiday happy hour this Thursday, November 6th! This event has always been the most successful happy hour to gain new members and learn about the  Board and Committee positions. If you would like to network and/or get involved in the design industry, or just want a fun night out before the holiday craziness approaches, join us at The Drop this Thursday.
The Drop
409 East 31st Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
November 6th
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WIA Symposium

November 3, 2014 in Events by admin


The symposium Women in Architecture 1974 | 2014 will be held at Washington University in St. Louis fromNovember 7th through 9th. WiD – KC will be promoting the event within our community.  WiD-KC secretary Lindsay Nencheck is acting as the alumna adviser for the student organizational committee.



For more event information, please visit


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WiD-KC Journal: RISE

September 4, 2014 in News by admin

Women in Design Kansas City is proud to announce that it will publish its first issue of RISE in Spring of 2015!

This first issue of the Women in Design Journal: RISE will be focused on The Contest of Meaning. As design projects increase in complexity and impact, the insight to properly identify and coordinate challenges and solutions becomes highly necessary. As windows of opportunity multiply and expand for professionals in the design fields, the ability to manage time, identity, and personal enrichment becomes more and more important. As management responsibilities or company size grow, communication hierarchy and office culture require more organizational definition. A contest of meaning exists in every design task and career-life decision – the first issue of RISE aims to discuss and elaborate on methods of approaching and handling the inescapable dilemmas of precedence and selection in an age of creative abundance and possibility.

How does one decide what is most meaningful…and to whom?

How do I make a submission?

·         To submit an idea for a paper, please send the following:

·         A 2 – 4 paragraph abstract explaining how your paper fits the ”Contest of Meaning”theme

A 1 – 2 paragraph biography including education and work experience

·         A list of previously published articles (if applicable)

·         Submissions should be made via Email to

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recap of KCAF Scholarship

September 4, 2014 in News by admin

On Tuesday, August 12th, the Kansas City Architectural Foundation, in partnership with the Kansas City AIA, awarded the annual WiD-KC scholarship to Lindsay Pericich of Kansas University. Lindsay’s diverse and sophisticated portfolio impressed the jury. She is also this year’s recipient of the Kent Spreckelmeyer Scholarship.

The Women in Design annual scholarship is one of the cornerstones of the WiD-KC organization. Established in 2011, the scholarship is awarded based on need, academic excellence and leadership. WiD-KC is currently working to establish an endowment to fund the scholarship in perpetuity.

2014 - KCAF Scholarship Award Dinner

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Risk Management Seminar- 1.5 HSW Learning Units!

August 24, 2014 in Events by admin

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Color Mix 2015

August 10, 2014 in News by admin

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happy hour

August 10, 2014 in Events by admin

You’re invited! Come join Women in Design KC at our Fall Happy Hour on Sept 18th from 5 – 7pm at Bridger’s Bottle Shop in Westport, known for their preservation market and diverse selection of craft beer.
Bridger’s Bottle Shop & Preservation Market
510 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
Happy Hour 5 – 7 pm
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Risk Management- 1.5 HSW Learning Units

July 22, 2014 in Events by admin

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Frank Bott Tour

July 22, 2014 in Events, News by admin

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