Positive Impact Design Considers:
Cultural + Socioeconomic Factors
We consider the building’s contribution and reflect the site’s historical, cultural, and social fabric. Build an integrated team recognizing the many contributors.
Excellence in design is timeless and sustains its relevance throughout the years.
We strive for self-sustaining, regenerative efficiency in materials and building performance.
Empathy + Activism
We endeavor to listen to the client, answer their needs, honor their constraints, and act in their best interest while balancing community stakeholders’ input.
We consider the surrounding context, at the sidewalk, the inter-building space, and public spaces. The impact on the inhabitants of the space is equally significant.
How We Work
Our Radically Resourceful approach is the foundation of our services. Being resourceful means holistically integrating viable, sustainable design strategies from the start. We empathetically listen deeply to your needs, distilling and documenting your goals, endeavoring to understand your story, mission, and vision. We connect on a deep level, acting boldly on your behalf. We engage the community, promoting equity and quality of life. Rigorous research and our iterative process produce an innovative, sustainable scheme focusing on long-term operational savings and design excellence. Our persistent responsiveness and follow-through ensure that we reveal creative opportunities within the realities of time and budget.
DRAW Architecture + Urban Design is an interdisciplinary architecture and planning firm that creates beautiful, functional, responsive environments for clients and communities. A WBE, DBE, SLBE, and Certified B Corporation™ firm, DRAW delivers thoughtful, user-driven design that inspires everyday life—drawing people together around beautiful architecture and public spaces.
Full Architectural Services
Land Use Planning
DRAW is proud to be among the almost 4,000 B Corps in 150 industries and 74 countries, redefining business success. B Corps are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good™, working toward reduced inequality, lower poverty levels, a healthier environment, stronger communities, and the creation of high-quality jobs with dignity and purpose.
DRAW is one of five Kansas City organizations to earn this distinction and the first Kansas City architecture firm.