Monthly Archives: July 2010

HWA is on the move

After 14 years of steady growth, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture headquarters are relocating from the Country Club Plaza to Leawood, Kan.

Hoefer Wysocki Architecture Headquarters

In an industry where staff reductions of 30 percent or more have become the standard, we are bucking the trend. Since 1996, we have gone from having three to 65 staff members and plan to add up to 60 more over the next several years.

We will be moving into the top floor of Pinnacle III, an existing 108,000 square-foot building of our design, located in the Pinnacle Corporate Centre campus, developed by Block Real Estate Services. We expect to start moving into our new location at 11460 Tomahawk Creek Parkway in September.

HWA one of KC’s Fastest Growing Companies

In the July 2010 issue of Ingram’s magazine, HWA is recognized as the 68th fastest growing company in the Kansas City area. This is our 8th time to make the list in our 14 year existence. Between 2006 and 2009, our firm grew 42.59 percent. We’re excited that we are continuing to grow and look forward to making the list again next year!

Olathe Police Station Expansion Ribbon Cutting

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Olathe Police Station Expansion project was held on Monday, July 12, 2010.  The 42,000-square-foot addition is part of an ongoing partnership with the City of Olathe.  This project was the second phase of a three-phase initiative to expand Olathe’s public safety campus.  HWA previously designed the Municipal Court, completed in 2004, located within the campus.

This new two-story facility integrates the departments of the police force, which had previously been operating out of several different buildings, due to a lack of space.  The Olathe Police Station building contains multiple offices, work areas, exercise rooms, locker facilities, interview rooms, storage space for evidence, a crime lab and break areas.

Approximately 200 people were present at the ceremony, including Olathe’s Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember, Jim Randall, as well as Stephen Menke, Olathe’s Police Chief.