DRAW Architecture + Urban Design
Hours Pledged Annually: 240
# of Participating Staff: 12
AIA, APA, LEED
About this designer
We care deeply about the ongoing renaissance that is redefining Kansas City, and we are committed to this through both our professional and community work. Because your project so closely aligns with our areas of expertise and our values, we believe DRAW can provide you with a unique set of resources and creative skills to help ensure the project’s success.
We connect people.
Our firm specializes in the design of authentic, inspired places for people to gather and connect. Our portfolio includes experience in planning and historic restoration, as well as adaptive reuse of industrial spaces. As you have described your vision, we see your building as a community, and we would work to build the public spaces to connect program elements together so that the building and urban environment activate one another.
We have a deep level of Expertise.
Our design teams share a strong passion for connecting with neighborhood leaders to help develop vibrant places. We have unique Urban Design and Creative Placemaking Expertise. Our in-house Urban Design, Planning and Creative Placemaking capabilities are unique among architectural firms. In developing a solution for you, we will provide recommendations that maximize pending development in the area. We can help you envision inspired ground-level spaces that will engage the pedestrian experience, while balancing transportation and access concerns.
We utilize a radically resourceful process.
Aside from planning and urban design, we offer tools that other architecture firms don’t use, including energy modeling and daylight modeling to help understand long-term operational impact of design decisions. We take sustainable design to another level by balancing it with Return on Investment analysis.
Marketing and Graphics.
Part of building a vision includes strong representation of an inspired design. You story is what we are telling through visual language. We have the capability to quickly arrive at schematic designs that fulfill functional requirements, and to create compelling imagery to help key stakeholders envision themselves in the spaces.
Most of our projects are for repeat customers because we listen, actualize, and always work to set clear expectations, which we prefer to exceed when possible. We have an over 85% build rate for our clients because we know how to work with our clients to achieve successful outcomes that are grounded in reality.
Architecture, Urban Planning, Sustainability & More
Arts + Culture, Civic (Library/Courthouse), Commercial/Retail, Educational Facilities, Energy Star, Foodservice/Restaurant, Historic Preservation, Hotel/Hospitality, Interior Architecture, Multi-Family Residential, Religious, Single-Family Residential, Site Design, Sustainability, Urban Planning