The biking culture is alive at Helix, and what better way to celebrate that fact than to combine the biking experience with a good cause. Mark Neibling and Mason Hansen, Helix’s most avid bikers, rode with team “Cutters” in the MS150 the weekend of September 14th and 15th. The route took participants from Olathe, Kansas to South Park in Lawrence, Kansas where members camped overnight. The event was very successful, especially for Team Cutter’s who raised $25,972 for the MS cause!
Browsing Helix People
It’s almost time for the 2nd annual Spencer C Duncan Make It Count 5K! The run/walk will be held August 3, 2013 at the New Century Air Center in Gardner, Kansas. You can register on their website through 11:59 pm Wednesday, July 31 or sign up in person the day of the race.
Ingram’s “Best Companies to Work For” recognizes workplaces of the highest quality in the greater Kansas City area, those whose management practices, educational and advancement opportunities, benefits and spirit of teamwork set them apart from thousands of other companies throughout the region.
Why, thank you Ingram’s.
And way to go fellow Helixers!
Read the full article in the May 2013 issue of Ingram’s.
This Wednesday, UMKC Architecture Urban Planning + Design and Helix will be co-hosting the monthly AIA Cocktails & Conversation from 5:30-7:30 at UMKC – Katz Hall. Stephen Hardy, Chief Community Builder, with MindMixer will be speaking as the community celebrates the dedication of the new Kivett and Myers Lobby at Katz Hall.
Hope to see you there!
Almost every action Jay Tomlinson has taken over his 30-year career has been oriented around creating a vibrant urban core—whether renovating historic structures or adding new buildings to the landscape.
Since he watched construction workers slip the keystone into the Saint Louis Arch as a young child, Jay has sustained the conviction that well-designed structures lead to more vibrant people and places.
A founding principal of Helix Architecture + Design, Jay built his practice around the question: Is it good for the city? He has engaged in all forms of community building—physical, economic, and cultural to make his city a better place.
Toward this goal, Jay found innovative ways to make preservation work financially viable and environmentally sustainable. He assumed leadership positions in city government to make sure it supports and rewards positive development. And he created and/or led organizations—the Urban Society of Kansas City, the Charlotte Street Foundation, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum Friends of Art—to enrich the fabric of urban life.
Helix—along with Treanor Architects, SpecChem, Bishop-McCann, Hubbard & Kurtz, Lankford & Associates, Global Prairie, Kansas City Symphony, T2+Back Alley Films, Snow & Co. and Mildred’s Coffeehouse—participated in the 5th Annual Wicked Walk on Walnut and Wyandotte last Friday. The community was invited to enjoy some Helix Halloween hospitality and encouraged to come in costume.
Enjoy some of the pictures!
Today, Helix prepared for the change in seasons by arming ourselves against the flu. 17 members of the Helix staff signed up to receive the flu shot, administered in house with the help of Blue Cross Blue Shield. The virtually painless process will hopefully keep everyone healthy and happy through winter!
Helix is teaming up with Messerschmitt, Inc. for this year’s Color + Couture, a fashion show put on by the International Interior Design Association and creatively-awesome local design firms paired with equally great product manufacturers. Last year we designed this fabulous carpet Can-can dress:
This year’s theme is “Avant-garde” and here is a sneak peak of what we will be strutting down the runway tomorrow night at the Starlight Theatre:
Helix Day gives us all a chance to relax, bond with our families, and celebrate the camaraderie that we find at work.
This year it also gave us a chance to yell loudly and wildly in a socially-acceptable setting.
After work last Friday, we packed up and headed over to the Livestrong Sporting Park to tailgate, eat and cheer Sporting KC to a 2-0 victory over Chicago.