In April, Sprint unveiled it’s new Executive Briefing Center (pictured) at it’s headquarters on the Sprint campus in Overland Park, Kan. It’s first upgrade in 10 years, RMTA worked with Sprint on the renovation. The EBC is situated in a 2,300 square foot circular space within a larger, classically designed corporate office facility. Sprint wanted the non-traditional circular shape to inspire innovative thinking, energizing customers and making them want to spend all day in the center. The RMTA design team decided to create a streamlined, modern and technology-focused space that would impact Sprint’s Fortune 500 clients immediately upon entry. Read more about the project here. Photo by Mike Sinclair.
RMTA was also recently awarded a number of new interiors projects, including: Executive Airshare, a day-based fractional jet ownership and private jet leasing provider that offers equity-building jet card programs for business and leisure travelers; WireCo, an international manufacturer, engineer, and distributer of wire and synthetic rope, specialized assemblies, wire products and electromechanical cable; and eScreen, an electronic employee drug screening and health services provider.
In April, RMTA welcomed the newest member to our team, finance manager Nichole Walters. Nichole’s financial experiences ranges from work in the technology, insurance, architecture and pharmaceutical industries. She is a Kansas City Chiefs, Royals and KSU Wildcats fan, and likes to spend her spare time with her family, including husband Lennie, and children Eli and Brinley, attending sporting events. Welcome to the team, Nichole!
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Architects Tyler Moreland and Kyle Patneau are taking part in the local Little Free Library initiative. Little Free Library, in its most basic form, is a box full of books placed in a public space within a neighborhood or community where anyone may pick up a book or bring back one to share. The program promotes literacy and helps connect people within their communities. Locally the program is sponsored by a collaboration between Kansas City AIA, The Builders Association and the Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI), a nonprofit organization established to revitalize neighborhoods in Kansas City’s urban core. Moreland and Patneau became involved through the Kansas City AIA and it’s Pillars Leadership program. In late May, eight of the newest designs for Little Free Library’s were revealed at a reception at The Builders Association in North Kansas City. Pictured: Tyler Moreland works on his team’s LFL at the Builders Association Training Center in North Kansas City.
TEAM BUILDING This year, four RMTA team members are playing recreational softball with the Kansas City Architectural Softball League as part of the BGRS Misfits. The team is made up of architects and engineers from Bibb, Gould Evans, RMTA and Second Life Studios. So far the team has a 0-3 record, but have improved with each game and what they lack in skill, they make up for in enthusiasm and energy! Pictured: (Left) The misfits fielding a hit and (right), architects Kenny Miller, Kyle Patneau and John Renner with communications officer Cat Szalkowski.
In April, RMTA was named a Mid America Design Award (MADA) winner by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), winning silver in the small corporate office category for their work on The Barney Building. MADA is a biennial event that recognizes exceptional quality of interior design work in the Midwest region. Project judging is based on “innovation, functionality and implementation of design through use of materials, color, balance and light, and overall design intent.” Photo by Mike Sinclair.
908 GALLERY 908 GALLERY From May through June local artist Spenser Albertsen will be showing his paintings in the 908 Gallery as part of RMTA’s participation in the ArtsKC Now Showing program. Albertsen’s work features stylized, expressionistic portraiture juxtaposed with minimalistic compositions. Read more about Albertsen’s work here. Pictured: Alex 2, oil on canvas, 24”x24”.