VCP Community Building

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 [...]

VCP Community Building2020-07-30T21:43:49+00:00

Getting Back to The Office

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 [...]

Getting Back to The Office2020-07-30T18:54:35+00:00

NeoConnect 2020

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 [...]

NeoConnect 20202020-06-25T18:14:25+00:00

Timber Ridge Development

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 [...]

Timber Ridge Development2020-06-11T23:17:59+00:00

Adaptive Reuse

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 [...]

Adaptive Reuse2020-05-28T19:21:22+00:00

Celebrate National Preservation Month!

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 [...]

Celebrate National Preservation Month!2020-05-19T23:16:12+00:00

Benefits of 3D Design

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 [...]

Benefits of 3D Design2020-05-07T14:14:15+00:00

Smithville Chamber of Commerce

Over the years A3G has been involved in several renovation projects in downtown Smithville, Missouri. Most recently we were tasked with designing a new facade for the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce. The building is located on Main Street right next to City Hall - so one would assume it was easy to find. However, the small building with virtually no [...]

Smithville Chamber of Commerce2020-04-15T14:13:21+00:00

WFH Tip: Location, Location, Location

In real estate it’s all about the location, right? Well the same goes for your home office and what you do in it. According to Dr. Andrew Hall, a chiropractor at WellSpine KC in Overland Park, Kansas some good do’s and don’t’s for your home office to keep you healthy and well-adjusted include: Do have a dedicated work space. If [...]

WFH Tip: Location, Location, Location2020-07-07T14:26:49+00:00

Leadership Starts with Self-First

Last year one of our interior designers, Brandi Atwell, participated in the leadership class offered by the Kansas City Women’s Chamber of Commerce. While many organizations offer valuable leadership programs, this particular one offered a unique twist in being specifically tailored to women. As A3G is an all-female firm this seemed to be a perfect fit. Society all [...]

Leadership Starts with Self-First2020-03-31T19:04:48+00:00