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Pillars Leadership Program

AIA Kansas City is proud to introduce Pillars, a leadership training program for AIA Kansas City members. The purpose is to prepare a representative cross section of the chapter’s emerging leaders for their role in shaping the future of both the architectural profession and the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The training program includes active participation in programs and exposure to community leaders and issues. Applications are accepted for the program once each year. Criteria for acceptance include proven career success and community involvement. The benefits of the program include: development of relationship skills, skill development, team performance, and chapter and community leadership.

Topics that will be discussed throughout the year include: politics and advocacy, academia and mentorship, business and legal issues, project delivery and partnership, communication methodologies, outreach, industry trends and economic development.



Zack Arndt, AIA - Hufft Projects

Valerie Baehr - PMA Engineering

Randi Brunner, AIA - AECOM

Laura Beth Cochran, AIA - Momenta

Brooke Craig, AIA - Populous

James Evrard, AIA - Hoefer Wysocki Architecture

Jeremy Hoefer - Henderson Engineers

Jacob Laha, AIA - TreanorHL

Tim McDonnell - SKS Studio

Tony McGrail, AIA - HOK

Amanda Moore, AIA - STRATA Architecture Inc

Mark Neibling, AIA - Helix Architecture + Design

Chase Pitner, Associate AIA - Helix Architecture + Design

Kyle Rogler, Associate AIA - BEK Inc

Emily Tilgner - McCownGordon Construction

Matt Turley - Hoss & Brown Engineers


Year in Review

2015 Pillars >

2014 Pillars >

Pillars applications

Pillars applications available in May of each year.


Contact Tiffany at (816) 979 3181 or

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