Helix Prize 2019

It’s almost time! Every year, Helix Architecture + Design sponsors a design competition and scholarship award for our second-year architecture students. This year, the students are designing a community center in Lykins Square, a neighborhood in historic northeast Kansas City. Come sit in on the jury, or our Friday night show of work! Katz Hall is located at 5005 Rockhill Road, KCMO, 64111.

Helix Prize 2018

L to R: Joel Burford, Reggie Collier and Trevor Smith
Trevor Smith
Reggie Collier
Joel Burford

The Helix Prize, sponsored by Helix Architecture + Design, is a design competition (and scholarship) held each fall for second-year Architectural Studies students. This year, the student were tasked with designing a neighborhood library in the Columbus Park neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri.

The presentations and jury were held on Thursday, Dec. 6, with an open house and presentation of awards on Friday, Dec. 7. Our winner this year was Joel Burford, with Honorable Mentions going to Reggie Collier and Trevor Smith. Congrats to all for all the hard work!

Second-Year Architecture: Case Studies

Date: February 5, 2018
Time: 1:30-5:00

Katz Hall

5005 Rockhill Road

Room 101



Students will be presenting their final Case Studies. Open to the public–especially prospective students! Come for as little or as long as you like. It’s a great chance to see what our classes are like.

KSU/UMKC Career Exploration

Date: October 26, 2017
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

POPULOUS Architects

4800 Main St.

Suite 300

Kansas City, MO 64112

Career Exploration provides you with the opportunity to learn about Kansas State University’s College of Architecture, Planning & Design and its unique partnership with UMKC, as well as visiting with design professionals who are K-State alumni and meeting other students who are interested in the design and planning professions.

Rooftop Roundtable for Scholarships

Our very own Ted Seligson laying down some truths at the Rooftop Roundtable last night! The event was organized by the Kansas City Architectural Foundation, and also featured Susan Richards Johnson, Kite Singleton and Steve Paul (as well as 80 attendees!). KCAF does good work raising money for scholarships for local architecture students. If you’d like to learn more (and maybe apply for a scholarship), visit https://www.aiakc.org/about/kansas-city-architectural-foundation

Architectural Studies Students Visit New KSU Architecture Building

First- and second-year students in the UMKC Architectural Studies program got a preview of things to come at Kansas State University’s new Regnier Hall today. The new building links two historic portions of the existing architecture building (Seaton Hall) and creates new studios, workshops, an auditorium and a library. Our students will join the program in their third year.