Once again our Culture Club worked for months raising funds and designing a structure made out of cans and other nonperishable food items in support of Harvesters, the Community Food Network that feeds hungry people today and works to end hunger tomorrow. Our team raised $3,350 from local companies to purchase enough cans to make our very own CANsas City Tailgate!
Kansas City tailgating is not just about sports, but about the passion we show for our amazing city. It’s truly a culture experience. A new era of sports has been ushered into Kansas City with the rise of the Royals last season in the World Series and an optimistic season for the Chiefs. Despite this revitalization, Kansas City has always had a deep rooted passion for sports and food, and tailgating is the greatest expression of this amazing culture. With some of the most loyal and dedicated fans in the country, Kansas City always shows up to tailgate and support our teams and our city.
A very special thank you to our sponsors that made this possible: Bob D. Campbell and Company, Fellert North America, Hart Associates, Image Quest, ISC Surfaces, Mid-West CAD, Newforma, Secrest Architectural Interiors, Shaw Contract, Steve Maturo & Assocaites, and U.S. Federal Properties.
This past week Hoefer Wysocki’s Kansas City office participated in our annual United Way Week for the eighth year in a row. Our theme this year was Superheroes & Villains and as a firm we raised more than $15,000 for people in need within the Kansas City community! United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life including education, income and health.
The office was divided up into four teams, all of which were themed and consisted of X-Men, Avengers, Justice League and Legion of Doom. Each day the teams competed against each other for points in activities over lunch and ended the week with a costume contest. Team Avengers had the most participation points of the week and team X-Men took the overall win with the highest amount of donations! Also, congratulations to Ryan Falk (aka Thor) and Erin Simmons (aka Mystique) for best male and female costumes!
Take a look at some of the photos below. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed contributing to a wonderful cause to benefit our community members in need!
Inspired by the radiance of a diamond, this garment mixes layering with dimensionality and sophistication. Watch the unveiling of this textural transformation.
Friday was an exciting night for our Interiors Department, as they were awarded ‘Exceptional Use of Color’ for their design at International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Mid-America Chapter’s Color + Couture. Teamed with Koroseal, they were assigned vinyl wall covering which made up the majority of the dress. The theme this year was “A Radiant Collection” based on the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year. Congratulations to all the winners!
It’s that time of year again—kids start heading back to school today. Some kids will not have the luxury of being able to attend school with all the necessary items. Hoefer Wysocki Architecture hosted a back to school drive in efforts to collect school uniforms and school supplies for the kids at Spofford Home, a local nonprofit in Kansas City that provides prevention and therapeutic treatment services to children ages 4-12 suffering the effects of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and mental health disorders. Please visit their website to donate today!
The week of June 16-19, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture’s Culture Club hosted a week of fun and fundraising for Harvesters, a local nonprofit who’s mission is to feed hungry individuals and families in the area and end hunger tomorrow. Our Culture Club hosted Breakfast of Champions, Wine Night, Sundae Afternoon, a Poker Tournament, and a Pong Tournament, inviting staff, neighbors and friends raising a total of $3,048 (15,540 meals)!
On Friday, February 21, we hosted our annual Hoefer Wysocki Chili Cook off. It was the largest one to date with more than 20 entries. We had several categories for the winners which included: most exotic ingredient, best apron, spiciest chili, and more. We want to give a big thank you to our staff that helped make the event possible and to those that brought chili.
To celebrate the end of a rather long and successful summer here at Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, our Culture Club hosted a “Picnic in the Park” day with friends and family at Porter Park in Prairie Village, Kan. on Sept. 28, 2013.
Fortunately the rain held off and we were able to enjoy a myriad of festivities such as a bounce house, egg toss, and we even had a piñata. Everyone had a great time and we are looking forward to some upcoming festive fall activities provided by our firm’s culture club!
Fun Fact from the Picnic: In addition to Mitch overseeing projects at the firm, he also has a sophisticated talent for supervising the little Hoefer Wysockians when it comes to their work on the piñata project.