The Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design’s Advisory Board was established to offer support and advice to the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design. Functions of the Board include: assistance in furthering the mission and goals of the department; engagement in university and community leadership; support and participation in various academic functions; and providing necessary financial assistance.

The Board is a strong component of the department, and consists of prominent civic leaders who represent diverse capacities throughout the community. Board members are dedicated to furthering the quality of the Kansas City region and enhancing the visibility of the department in its academic pursuits and community participation.

Board Members

WILLIAM L. BRUNING JD, MBA
Attorney

SCOTT FRANCIS, MFA
Francor LLC
Permanent Board Member
Francis Family Foundation

SHANNON JAAX, AICP
Director, Repurposing Initiative
Kansas City Public Schools

KATHY KELLY
Interior Designer
Founder FOLKUS

DAVID F. OLIVER, JD
Attorney at Law
Partner
Berkowitz Oliver LLP

THEODORE H. SELIGSON, FAIA
Architect / Designer

DAVID SOSLAND
Owner
Sosland Photography

VANESSA SPARTAN, AICP
Senior Planner
Wilson & Company

DAVID A. WARM, MPA
Executive Director
Mid-America Regional Council

JEFFREY WILLIAMS, AICP
Director of City Planning & Development
City of Kansas City, Missouri