Join us on Friday, April 14, from 5:30–8:30 and tour around several Kansas City Design firms that are opening their doors for the evening. This is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the coolest creative studios in the Crossroads. Grab a friend and join the fun!
Don't Miss These Studios:
1815 Central Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
At Crema, we have a deep culture of experimentation and curiosity, which we hope to showcase during this event. One of our internal projects that we plan to share is an AI-generated art experience that projects fantastic artwork onto a physical canvas. The mad-libs-style interface lets participants first create, then iterate upon their masterpieces in real-time.
We will also have a dedicated session to take guests through the complete process of creating digital products, from start to finish. There will be a space for exploring some additional games we’ve built in-house during our “Lab Friday.” We will serve light refreshments.
1801 McGee Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64108
Crawford Architects is an award-winning international planning, architecture, and interior design firm headquartered in the Crossroads. For 20+ years, we have specialized in all aspects of the planning and design of stadia, arenas, and athletic training facilities as well as the mixed-use developments that accompany them.
Our firm is honored to present “From the Sidelines”, an exhibition featuring photography & video by artist, Sean Murphy. Sean is a professional photographer/cinematographer based in Savannah, GA, and specializes in high-millimeter long telephoto action sports photography.
As a sports enthusiast, Sean has collaborated with Crawford to showcase our shared commitment to sports and the individuals that shape them. This exhibit will showcase both collegiate and professional work from a variety of sports, such as football, baseball, soccer, and more.
Please join us during our open house for light refreshments and good conversation.
More on Sean Murphy’s work here: https://www.seanmurphyphotog.com/
310 W 20th Street #100, Kansas City, MO 64108
Dialectic is a full-service mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering design and consulting firm based in Kansas City, Missouri and licensed in all 50 states including Puerto Rico. We deliver inventive, flexible and sustainable MEP designs for retail, restaurant, commercial, entertainment, and educational spaces to name a few. Since 2016, we’ve been a 100% Employee Owned Company with an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan/Retirement Plan). We believe in investing in our people and in technology so that our clients get the best MEP engineering experience possible.
Drop by our office to meet our newest team members and enjoy themed cocktails in their honor. Breezy, Sparky, Piper and Chuck D are excited to welcome you.
1512 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64108
encompas delivers workplace and modular interior solutions as the preferred local dealer for Haworth’s global brand. We're proud to be a trusted advisor for design and customer teams, ensuring that interior environments are not only beautiful but also provide the best health and comfort.
Come visit our showroom and discover the newest and most innovative workplace, collaborative, and outdoor furnishings. While you're here, don't miss out on the chance to meet our amazing new 100% women ownership group! We’ll be kicking off the arrival of Spring in style with a signature cocktail, a giant 3x6-ft adult coloring page, and a fun scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunt winners will be entered to win an ergonomic Haworth task chair!
1615 Baltimore Avenue. Kansas City, MO 64108
Generator Studio is a comprehensive design firm of architects, designers and artists who bring hospitality design thinking to a diverse portfolio of work in sports and entertainment, hotels and resorts and commercial lifestyle developments.
Stop by our studio to sip specialty-crafted cocktails based on sports venue spaces we've designed while learning all about the projects.
Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects
1901 Baltimore Avenue, #203, Kansas City, MO 64108
At Hoerr Schaudt, we design beautiful, purposeful gardens that connect people, site, and season. Drawing upon centuries of time-honored tradition, our work layers botanical silhouettes to shape space and create settings that artfully blend the natural and built environments, be it a residence, streetscape, campus, city park, or botanical garden.
Stop by our Kansas City Studio to learn about garden design and some of our current projects. We will be serving botanically themed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by Chef Tio, James Beard Award Winner, Iron Chef, and Chef and Owner of the Belfry. We will also have a paper flower craft table so you can take a piece of the gardens home with you.
300 W. 22nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. Our designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities.
Visit our studio in the Crossroads for a local craft beer tasting, cocktails and appetizers. In celebration of Earth Day, you'll also have the opportunity to plant and take home your own succulent! A local florist will be on hand to provide tips and tricks for planting, growing and caring for your plants.
1627 Main Street, #301, Kansas City, MO, 64108
Novella® Brandhouse is a WBE-certified, branding-focused, full service ad agency. We design and implement campaigns and strategies across all platforms for scaling and established businesses. We also have a division called Novella Studio solely focused on creating on-brand content for clients.
Stop by our Open House for a complimentary headshot (a fun and serious pose for each visitor).
2100 Central Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
SFS is celebrating 50 years of our client-focused process that connects beauty with function and our clients’ vision with reality. We love design that is dynamic and sustainable, enduring and enriching – design that builds relationships between people, their communities, and the larger environment.
Stop by our studio to judge our “Top Shelf” competition where our designers take a single ingredient and incorporate it into both a sip and a bite!
1925 Central Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
SKS Studio is a full-service master planning and landscape architecture firm that specializes in large-scale mixed-use, destination entertainment, and hospitality-related projects. From our spot in the heart of the Crossroads, SKS Studio has expanded our reach to projects in more than 40 countries. We look forward to having you visit us and help us celebrate 15 years. Our studio will be open to view many of our projects recently completed and those on the drawing board. Designers will be available to explain our creative approach and answer your questions. Light food and drink will be available. We invite you to our Napkin Sketch challenge with a chance to win some prizes OR just relax and chat with us at your leisure.
1811 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108
TreanorHL has been a proud part of the Kansas City design community since 1996. We employ over 150 professionals in 11 offices across the United States—and counting. We have been honored with award-winning projects for clients in various industries. TreanorHL has worked with incredible teams that make dreams into reality and obstacles into solutions, shaping the world around us.
Stop by our open house to meet our Kansas City team, tour our office, and conceptualize the potential for design to shape our future.