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Open Studio Night

Visit KC design studios

Join us on Friday, April 19, from 5:30–8:30pm and tour around several Kansas City Design firms that are opening their doors for the evening. This is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the coolest creative studios in the Crossroads. Grab a friend and join the fun!

Don't Miss These Studios:

Generator Studio
1615 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City MO 64108

Generator Studio is an award-winning comprehensive design firm of architects, designers, and makers with a diverse portfolio of work in sports and entertainment, hospitality, non-profit, and commercial lifestyle developments.

You’re invited to our studio for a snack and sip tour of the Kansas City Current’s CPKC Stadium local concession partners, in addition to a creative activity inspired by some of our biggest clients. There may even be a few freebies to grab just for walking in!

300 W 22nd St, Kansas City MO 64108

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering, and planning firm. HOK designs buildings and spaces that respond to the needs of people and the environment. Our designers are rooted in technical excellence, driven by imagination, and focused on a solitary goal: to deliver solutions that inspire clients and communities.

Join us for an exciting evening of art, design, and community at HOK as we unveil our latest art exhibit, showcasing the vibrant talents of local artists from the Kansas City Artist Coalition (KCAC), including, Stassi Bobbo, Camry Ivory, Elena Masrour, Kat Dison Nechlebova, Emily Sall, Kyle Selley, Cesar Velez, and Jim Norris. Don't miss this opportunity to mingle, explore our studio space, and celebrate Kansas City's dynamic art scene while enjoying craft beverages and light appetizers.  

TreanorHL Architects
1811 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City MO 64108

TreanorHL has been a proud part of the Kansas City design community since 1996. We employ over 150 professionals in 11 offices across the United States—and counting. We have been honored with award-winning projects for clients in various industries. TreanorHL has worked with incredible teams that make dreams into reality and obstacles into solutions, shaping the world around us. 

Stop by our open house to meet our Kansas City team, tour our office, and conceptualize the potential for design to shape our future.

Lamar Johnson Collaborative
2101 Broadway Blvd, Suite 22, Kansas City MO 64108

Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) is a full-service, integrated architecture and design firm. LJC is committed to elevating the art and science of architecture and improving design delivery through collaboration. As an integrated design practice, the firm offers architecture, interior design, urban planning, landscape architecture, sustainability, and quality assurance services through offices in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and St Louis. As a subsidiary of Clayco, a national design-build construction firm, LJC utilizes a full-service approach to inform design delivery, going beyond traditional quality assurance by ensuring benefits of the design-build delivery method in projects regardless of actual delivery method. 

Come join us in our recently opened Kansas City office, located in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. Visitors will have a chance to tour our studio, chat with our designers, see our 3D printer in action, and then take a souvenir cup with them to the rooftop deck where they can snag a specialty cocktail, try out purple cotton candy, and enjoy the Kansas City skyline view from 2101 Broadway. 

Carpenter Collective
1803 Wyandotte St #102, Kansas City MO 64108

Carpenter Collective is a design + branding studio led by partners, Jessica and Tad Carpenter. The Kansas City natives have earned a national reputation for creating powerful brand experiences and unique visual storytelling. They strive to create brand experiences that emotionally engage & connect with consumers. Carpenter Collective clients range from Fortune 500 companies such as Meta, Starbucks, and Coca-Cola, as well as local favorites—Yoli Tortilleria and Boulevard Brewing Company. Their process is strategic, artistic and honest. 

Stop by our open house and have the opportunity to explore our studio. Artist prints, gig posters, children’s books and Tad’s Sunday Suns book and figurine will be available for purchase.

SKS Studio
1925 Central St, Suite A, Kansas City MO 64108

SKS Studio is a boutique landscape architectural firm that provides full-service master planning and landscape architecture design of large-scale mixed-use, destination entertainment, and hospitality & resort-related projects. Located in the heart of the Crossroads, SKS Studio has completed many high-profile projects throughout the world including the award-winning Atlantis the Royal in Dubai and Southern Dunes Six Senses in Saudi Arabia.

Our studio will be open to view many of our projects recently completed and those on the drawing board. Designers will be available to explain our creative approach and answer your questions. We will be having games with prizes for those who feel adventurous.

Dialectic Engineering
310 W 20th St, Suite 100, Kansas City MO 64108

'The Spirits of Engineering: Where Innovation meets Libations’

Step into the world of Dialectic Engineering, where we fuse the precision of engineering with the art of mixology for an evening that promises not just drinks, but a spark of innovation. Join us in celebrating our nationwide reach across all 50 states, including Puerto Rico, and dive into the essence of engineering with drinks inspired by our core disciplines. Enjoy Mechanical Mixers, Electric Elixirs, and Plumbing Potions, each a nod to our expertise in turning complex projects into reality. It's a happy hour engineered for enjoyment!

Join us for an evening that promises to recalibrate your understanding of engineering, one crafted cocktail at a time.

1815 Central St, Kansas City MO 64108

At Crema, we deliver the best elements of a business consultancy and a software company through our culture of deep curiosity and experimentation. For this year's KC Design Week, we're hosting an open house to share how we have cultivated this distinct culture through different frameworks, activities and team norms. See some of the digital experiences we’ve built in-house during our “Lab Friday."

Join us after hours for good conversation and light refreshments.

SWT Design
1925 Central St, Suite 202, Kansas City MO 64108

At SWT Design we have an award-winning portfolio of outdoor spaces, approaching planning and design as a living, breathing thing with a passion for innovation.  Our integrated design team of landscape architects, urban designers, planners, civil engineers, and land surveyors are leaders in their respective profession, creating value with each design while focusing on environmental responsibility, social justice, and economic vitality. 

Join us for a night of exploring design through the lens of landscape architects, planners, and urban designers, with a creative activity that celebrates KC and our work as an integrated design firm.  Enjoy local food and beverages in our two-story studio, and experience panoramic views of downtown and the Crossroads from our roof top deck.