Congrats to Our Newest Licensed Architect, Erin Simmons!


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!


HWA is Small Business Green Commute Challenge Winner

HWA is excited to announce that we won the Greater Kansas City Green Commute Challenge for small businesses (less than 100 employees)!  Thanks to everyone who carpooled and made special efforts to drive less.  Not only was it fun, we managed to rack up the emission and fuel savings.  We received a Green Commute award from the Mid-America Regional Council. Special recognition goes to HWA employee Ridgely Schlemm, who accumulated the most internal points through his bike commuting efforts. Congratualtions Ridgely!


HWA Employee Elected 2010-2012 AIAKC Associate Director

HWA’s LEED Coordinator, Erin Pias, LEED AP (pictured far right), has been elected the 2010-2012 AIA Kansas City Associate Director. Congratulations Erin!


Shawnee Justice Center Officially LEED Certified

The Shawnee Justice Center of Shawnee, Kansas has officially obtained LEED Certification at the Certified Level. This 77,000 SF project includes a fire station, police station and courthouse. This public safety campus, completed in June of 2008, was a design-build project with McCownGordon Construction. View more of our LEED projects.