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Helix Participates in the Eco Abet Summer Charette

Helix participated in the second annual Eco Abet Summer Charrette again this year with Eric Bosch, City Architect (Capital Projects Office). This year…the East Police Campus Team took on the challenge. Team members were:

Eric Bosch – City of Kansas City Missouri, City Architect
Bryan Gross – Helix
Ryan Hunter – Helix
Darius Hollwell – Helix
Carly Pumphrey – Helix
Trudy Faulkner – Helix
Diana Page – DLP Architectural Drafting and Consulting, LLC
David Clanton – Pendulum Studio

This year, our team worked with Vicky Smith and the Ubuntu Community Center at 4327 Troost. The connected buildings at 4327 and 4329 Troost were purchased in the fall of 2011 with the intent to serve the children and families in the community. This purchase was inspired by the Emerald City Project, a grassroots movement to support the revitalization of the Troost Avenue corridor of Kansas City, MO. The two buildings quickly earned the title of “Ubuntu Village” as the vision of community building blossomed. Ubuntu is an African philosophy which means: “I am what I am because of who we all are.” The intent is to create a place where people gather to develop and/or share their unique talents and gifts to enhance the community.

For more information – Eco Abet website: for more information about what Eco Abet does.


22 June, 2012 | Art, Helix People

Artist Marcie Miller Gross Featured in the KC Star

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Working with felted textiles, Helix’s librarian is featured in the Epsten Gallery’s “Women to Watch” art exhibit.  Congratulations Marcie!

“Women to Watch 2012: Focus on Fiber and Textiles” continues at the Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom, 5500 W. 123rd St., Overland Park, through Sunday. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 913-266-8413 or go to

Helix Renovates Police Headquarters

Photo Credit: Keith Myers

The $21 million renovation and expansion of the Kansas City Police Headquarters was featured in the Kansas City Star today.

“We’ll bring it back to the original, and the ornamental crown molding on the ceiling will be restored,” said Reeves Wiedeman, a principal at Helix Architecture & Design, the project architect. “All will be restored to the original design.”

31 October, 2011 | Culture, Helix People

Color + Couture!

Helix recently participated in Kansas City’s 6th Annual IIDA Color+Couture Fashion show, where A+D firms are paired with a manufacturer to produce a runway outfit.

The event was held a few weeks ago (Friday, Sept. 23, 2011) at the Kansas City Convention Center Ballroom. Helix was paired with Patcraft carpet and charged with creating an outfit with a musical as inspiration. Helix chose Moulin Rouge!

Here’s our 20-word description:

Equal parts circus and extravagance, a modern take on can-can inspired by the place where it all began: Moulin Rouge.

For our dress creation, we used unbacked carpet in red and dark grey tones, then added netting, trimmings, grommets, and ribbon to make it runway-worthy. Our creation turned out AMAZING! (if we might say so ourselves …) Who would’ve thought carpet would so readily turn into couture!

A few production photos – our Helix team hard at work with sewing, dress fittings and train studies.

Here’s Carly Pumphrey (our lovely model) with Katie Vossman.

Carly again, also a diligent team member, with Sara Fernandez Cendon, working on the train.

Sarah Godfrey (that’s me) at the sewing machine.

Photos from the day of the show – view from the runway and backstage.

Jim Rothfork taking care of last-minute details.

And Carly on the runway!

Check out all the photos from Color+Couture’s facebook page here.

Photos via Christine May | Click Photography, lemonlime |, and Joe Xiong | fotographix studio.

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