25 years for P-Dub

Associate Pat Walsh celebrates his 25 year anniversary in architecture this spring.


“When I was a kid, I wanted to be a Detroit Lions running back like Billy Sims … until I went to the metro mall in Detroit and saw how freakishly big Billy Sims was in person.”

Patrick Gerard Walsh

P-Dub, Patzilla, Zilla, Notorious P.A.T., and a few others of which utterance is dependent upon location and/or circumstance.



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Now Showing, Laura Carriker


“While with an eye made quiet by the power of harmony and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.” —Wordsworth

From January through March the artwork of Laura Carriker will be shown in the 908 Gallery as part of the Arts KC Now Showing program. Carriker’s work consists of boldly painted still lifes that reflect simple, ordinary, everyday objects while the artist questions “the mind numbing legacy of the 21st century” with it’s inundation of mundane images.

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Design Is…

In May, RMTA was named a mid-sized office Design Is… Market Award winner by Shaw Contract Group for their work on Sprint Accelerator, and later, in September, was announced the Global People’s Choice Award winner. The Design Is… Award was developed to honor architecture and design firms “that are changing the very idea of what design is,” according to Shaw. A group of 40 Market Award winners were chosen out of 350 entries from all over the world, and one People’s Choice Award from the 40 Market Award winners. “Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator was selected based on how design is defined through the unique challenges, processes and results of the Continue reading →

ArchNotes — Vol. I, Issue I

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SonicCulinaryInnovationCenter_003_800pxAfter 5 months of work, construction at Sonic Culinary Innovation Center in Oklahoma City wrapped in October. The new 3,200 square foot space will provide Sonic’s head chef with a test kitchen where the culinary team can test new menu items and create presentations.

Earlier this year, in the late summer, construction began at two Karbank Real Estate property developments — work at 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway in July and work at 2400 W 75th Street in August. Both projects are renovations of mid-century office buildings in the mid-town and Prairie Village areas of Kansas, respectively, and both will be transformed from Class C to Class A office spaces.

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