Cookie Construction is Underway

As National Mentoring Month comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to recognize our Girl Scout Cookie Construction team. We have had blast working with the girls over the last few months and are look forward to our final sessions. What is Cookie Construction, you may ask? Well… Each year, AIA Kansas City and its committee, Women [...]

Cookie Construction is Underway2020-02-27T23:35:53+00:00

Week 11 – Moving on Up

15 South Main Street was a great office for A3G!  We fell in love with the space when we first visited it while still under construction and saw the exposed brick walls and large storefront window.  We were looking for a place to make us more a part of downtown Liberty and it fit the bill perfectly. We felt [...]

Week 11 – Moving on Up2019-09-25T15:16:42+00:00

Week 10 – Check In

The last three months have flown by!  We’ve been hard at work trying to stay on top of projects while managing construction on our new office. We are extremely grateful for all of the hard work that our contractors have done! We are now rounding the bend and can see the finish line! The walls and ceilings have been [...]

Week 10 – Check In2019-09-25T15:18:50+00:00

Week 9 – Windows

Windows are such an important part of any space and preserving historic wood windows is a big part of any restoration project. Windows allow light and airflow to enter a space as well as give a connection to the outside, which is why getting the windows operational is critical to allow fresh air when needed the old-fashioned way: by [...]

Week 9 – Windows2019-09-25T15:21:36+00:00

Week 8 – Lighting

For our new space we carefully considered the lighting for each room.  This was probably the hardest part of the design to get together. While there are millions of options out there, finding something that fits the building, our taste and the budget proved a challenge.  We wanted the new lighting to match as well as match the rest [...]

Week 8 – Lighting2019-09-25T15:23:23+00:00

Week 7 – Hardware = Hard Choices

Selecting hardware can be hard!   This week we worked on finding the right hardware for our new space. We wanted something with a historic feel but it has to be durable enough for a commercial setting and meet the current code guidelines for operation. We had to use several different finishes for the hardware to achieve the look we [...]

Week 7 – Hardware = Hard Choices2019-09-25T15:25:45+00:00

Week 6 – Rolling With the Punches

You know what they say about making a first impression, right?  You only get one chance!  When designing the entry for our new office, our goal is to make the space with its original staircase a show piece.  We began with a patterned traditional wallcovering that started to drive the rest of the aesthetic.  Unfortunately, old houses don’t always [...]

Week 6 – Rolling With the Punches2019-09-25T15:27:11+00:00

Week 5 – Uncovering History

Working in old buildings can be challenging, but it is also rewarding and exciting. Often you uncover treasures from the buildings past lives as you work to update the space. We knew when we started this project that we wanted to maintain the historic character as much as possible. Keeping the hardwood floors, removing drop ceilings, adding reproduction light [...]

Week 5 – Uncovering History2019-09-25T15:32:51+00:00

Week 4 – Demolition

Before the new construction can begin we have to get our hands dirty! From sampling paint colors to ripping out suspended ceilings, we have been hard at work doing demolition at our new space. We tore out the wall between two additions in the back to open up space for our library which will now be flooded with natural [...]

Week 4 – Demolition2019-09-25T15:34:24+00:00

Weeks 2 & 3 – The Kitchen

When you create a new space, you have to do your best to solve the problems in the old space. One of the challenges we have with our current office is the lack of separation between our desks and the break area. If one person wants to heat up food in the microwave the rest of us are inundated [...]

Weeks 2 & 3 – The Kitchen2019-09-25T15:36:17+00:00