President Rob Welker Nominated for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year Campaign

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Every three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every ten minutes someone dies from that same disease. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Midwest Chapter is dedicated to finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma in efforts to improve the quality of life of the more than 3,800 local children and adults that are diagnosed each year. The great news is that the LLS Midwest Chapter has awarded more than $2.1 million in research grants in Missouri programs currently working to find cures. Thanks to research and access to better treatments, survival rates for many patients have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since 1960.

On behalf of the, Rob has accepted the nomination be a candidate for their Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign, which runs from March 5 through May 14. We are proud to support Rob with his goal of raising more than $50,000 for this campaign!

Please consider a donation to the LLS. Your support will promote continued research, patient assistance, support systems, and ultimately help find a cure. You can donate online, here.

Congrats to Our Newest Licensed Architect, Erin Simmons!

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We’re proud to announce our newest registered architect! Erin Simmons, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas. She has been with the firm since 2005. Congratulations, Erin!

Hoefer Wysocki Promotion Announcements!

Hoefer Wysocki Architecture is proud to announce our 2015 firm promotions.

A big congratulations to Rob Welker for being promoted to President and Chris Andersen for being promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

The following employees have been promoted to Vice President:
Sammy Collins and Michael Goslinga

The following employees have been promoted to Senior Associate:
Mark Pfeil, Eric Rush and Andrea Chamblin

The following employees have been promoted to Associate:
Mark Kohles, Jeff Christian, Keith Crane, Kim Crane, Bill McBride, Harriet Grindel, Matt Meier, Lyndsee Johnson, Katherine Gallagher and Matt Davidson.

We really appreciate all your dedicated hard work. Congratulations to all!

Congrats to Our Newest Licensed Architect, James Evrard!

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Hoefer Wysocki is proud to announce our newest registered architect! James Evrard, Associate AIA, has degrees from Kansas State University and the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He has also studied architecture in Italy and has participated in competitions centered in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has been with the firm since June. Congratulations, James!

Hoefer Wysocki Adopts Two Local Families

This year, our firm participated in two Adopt-a-Family programs for Christmas, and we were able to help two local families in need. Our families were adopted through Operation Breakthrough and the Guadalupe Center. Operation Breakthrough provides for low-income families in KC, most of which are single-parent families headed by working women. The Guadalupe Center focuses on improving the quality of life for Kansas City Latino communities.

This is the fifth year in a row that Hoefer Wysocki has participated in an Adopt-A-Family program. Each year, our goal is to provide every gift on the wish lists, a gift card for the parent (s), and a gift card for a holiday meal for the family.

We are proud to report that once again, we were able to meet our goals this holiday season. Although the families must remain confidential, we hope that they have a great Christmas morning and are sending lots of holiday cheer their way.

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Hoefer Wysocki Receives KC Business Journal ImpacT Award

Our firm is pleased to announce that our very own Jason Gardner received a Kansas City Business Journal ImpacT award in the “cutting expenses” category. This award program recognizes individuals in the Kansas City area for projects that have positively impacted their companies’ internal operations, efficiency and financial performance through the use of new or existing technology.

As the BIM Manager, Jason has helped implement an enhanced digital design review process which has resulted in a 7-10% reduction in printing costs and significantly improved project communication. His frequent use of web conferencing for client presentations and project meetings has helped reduce our firms travel expenses by 15% and his creation of various reports during the design and construction phases of projects has helped our firm improve operations by tracking, updating, and maintaining information to improve and enhance decision-making throughout the project lifecycle.

Hoefer Wysocki was recipient of this award because of our ability to save money, increase efficiency and create a better experience for our clients. We are the only architecture firm that made the list of 13 recipients. Jason will receive the award at a ceremony provided by the Kansas City Business Journal on Nov 4, 2013. Congratulations, Jason! Everyone keep up the great work!

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Hoefer Wysocki Hosts End of Summer Picnic

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.

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