A3G values volunteer work as it plays an important role in the upkeep, improvement, and vitalization of the community. In 2016 an active member of our community, Betty Lou Anderson, tragically and unexpectedly passed away. She had been serving Liberty’s pet owners for over 10 years with her business All Your Pets. We had the privilege to explore several ways [...]
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Color is an essential detail in learning environments as it stimulates both the mind and emotions of children. Textures, patterns, and colors all impact how space is perceived and provide graphic stimuli necessary for the development of clear, descriptive connections between visual ques and words. Since a significant amount of childhood is spent in a classroom, exposure to the abundant [...]
Wayfinding design plays an important role in directing the flow of people. Varying patterns, colors, materials, and signage provide a visual directional prompt. As the school year begins and we continue to battle COVID-19, there are many details to consider when it comes to protecting the health of our communities. The importance of design will have a greater impact on [...]
A3G Architects was honored to be the architect of record for the Kansas City Veterans Community Project (VCP). We worked with VCP from the start to help create the Outreach Center and then the Tiny House Village. The recently completed Community Building now provides the village with additional on-site wrap-around services to set veterans on a path of success. The VCP Community Building [...]
For many, the question of returning to the office is uncertain. Even more uncertain is what the office will look like when they do return. Many employers are likely to hold off on drastic design changes and opt for more flexible options. But you will definitely see some of these Covid19-conscious tactics to help minimize transmission. Private Spaces. The open [...]
NeoConnect is a virtual platform for NeoCon 2020 where designers can connect in place of the in-person conference. Every year the Merchandise Mart in Chicago is filled with designers from all over the world for three days in June to see what is new in the commercial design world at NeoCon. Last year A3G attended NeoCon to see [...]
A3G Architects was chosen to design homes for the first custom home subdivision in Liberty, Missouri - Timber Ridge. The 13-lot development sits around a quiet cul-de-sac, surrounded by trees in the heart of Liberty. Each lot is approximately one acre in size. A3G worked with the developer, Capstone Homes, on the first speculative home for the development completed in [...]
Adaptive reuse is generally defined as reusing a building for a purpose other than what it was designed. This is not a new or unique practice but the term has gained popularity in recent years. As technology advances and society changes the uses for buildings are constantly evolving. Take train travel for instance, Union Station was built as a large [...]
National Preservation Month celebrates the nation's heritage through historic places. At A3G historic projects, like this home renovation and restoration, have a very special place in our hearts. Since this beautiful Victorian home was originally built in 1883 it had been long neglected and broken up into various apartments throughout the years. In 2017, new owners took advantage of both local and state [...]
A photorealistic rendering, like the example above, is similar to a photo and often used for marketing purposes. How has architectural design changed in the last 50 years? The primary difference is rather than hand drafting and tedious model building to express our designs we now build computer generated models using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. This is [...]