A few months ago, Zack Callaway of our Denver Studio submitted a t-shirt design for a competition and won! The design competition was for the Team Gleason foundation which supports Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Steve Gleason, a former New Orleans Saints football player, is a personal hero of Zack’s. The charity helps in the following ways:

  • Provides cutting edge technology, equipment and services to individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries. 
  • Creates a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to the disease.
  • Raises public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with muscular diseases or injuries.

No White Flags was the inspirational phrase that Steve Gleason spoke when he was diagnosed with ALS back in 2011. Steve was responsible for the famous blocked punt in the first football game back in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. A play which had a large impact on the city and symbolically turned it around.

The concept of the design is the re-interpretation of the Katrina X-codes that were spray-painted on the sides of each house in the aftermath of Katrina, and by rebranding the symbol with the Team Gleason “No White Flags” mantra, it hopes to inspire those affected by ALS to not give up the fight no matter how bleak things may seem.

The shirts are currently on sale at the links below, and 100% of the proceeds to go the Team Gleason foundation: Men’s sizes & Women’s sizes

 

 

 

On April 27, 2017 Vice Presidents Kathy Sorkin and Jarrett Cooper along with architect Ryan Montana attended the Missouri Preservation Honor Awards at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, MO where Rosemann & Associates, P.C. was presented with the Preserve Missouri Award for their exceptional architectural design of the E.F. Swinney School project in Kansas City, MO.

The E.F. Swinney School was constructed in 1914 for the Kansas City Missouri School District and was expanded in 1927 and in 1987. The school closed in 1997 and the building stood vacant for many years.  Swinney Development Partners worked to have the building placed on the National Register and eventually with Rosemann at the lead, the school was transformed into an upscale thirty-eight-unit apartment complex utilizing Historic Tax Credits. An additional wing, of similar material and design was added to the northwest corner. 

Located just steps away from the Plaza District in Kansas City, this adaptive use of the historic Swinney School is an example of the creative capabilities of the Rosemann Team.

Pictured from left to right: Parker Young, Chip Walsh, David Braine, Missouri Representative Judy Morgan, Zach Nichols, Ryan Montana, Jarrett Cooper, Brad Wolf, Natalie Riley, Jeff Forgey

On April 27, 2017 Rosemann’s Vice President & Business Development Director Kathy Sorkin was the winner of the CBN’s 2017 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Building!

The CBN (Community Builders Network of Metropolitan St. Louis) is a network of non-profit community development corporations looking to grow the sector in the St. Louis Region by increasing the capacity of organizations and developing a more supportive community development system.

CBN’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Building recognizes an individual who:

  • Demonstrates a long-standing commitment to the community building sector.
  • Exhibits leadership, vision, and a commitment to action and results.
  • Has achieved an outstanding impact on community building policy, investment, or community change.

Her willingness to build relationships across sectors and her passion for community development establish her as a leader and agent of change.

Congratulations Kathy on your outstanding achievement! 

 

Ann Kemmesat recently joined Rosemann’s Denver Studio. A native Coloradan, Ann grew up in Longmont, Colorado,where she became curious about how buildings were designed while driving around all the custom mountain homes surrounding her.

 In 2011 Ann graduated with a Bachelors of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado Boulder and then went on to earn her Masters in Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver in 2013. After graduation Ann worked for several firms and gained experience with residential and commercial design. 

 Since working at Rosemann she has begun designing senior living facilities which combines both of her design interests, commercial and residential. Ann recently learned that she passed all of her Architect Registration Examination (ARE) tests as well as completing her Intern Development Program hours. She awaits receipt of her official number and stamp from the State of Colorado. Congratulations Ann!

 Ann loves spending time outdoors with her family, friends and nine-year-old black Lab Milo. When the weather turns warm Ann can be found cycling the Front Range and Rocky Mountain road passes with her Dad. She has participated in several cycling events for charitable organizations including Ride the Rockies, The Courage Classic, and the Tour de Wyoming.

Rosemann St. Louis put the pedal to the metal on April 21, 2017 when they participated in friendly competition and valuable industry recognition at the 2017 Construction Industry Pinewood Derby at The Moto Museum. This exciting event raised $62,000 for the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scout of America.

Starting with a simple block of wood and a desire to win, the St. Louis Rosemann Team gathered their tools, saws, paints, drills, and creativity to design, construct and refine their flashy derby car while boy scouts, employees of competing firms, judges, and sponsors gathered together for a tradition that goes back generations.

Win or lose, it was a great opportunity for Rosemann to build good will, sponsor a fun event, and mingle with employees of other industry firms.  

Kathy Sorkin, Vice-President of Rosemann & Associates, P.C. (pictured second from right) joined a midwestern delegation of affordable housing professionals in Washington D.C. to advocate for the preservation and expansion of programs that support the development of quality affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization.  Joining her in the photo (from the left) were Andrew Danner of North Star Housing, LLC, Perre Smalls, Counsel to  U.S. Congressman Lacy Clay, Erica Dobreff of the Kansas City Equity Fund, Jeff Smith of Missouri Workforce Housing Association and John Kennedy of the St. Louis Equity Fund.  This sub-group visited every member of the Missouri Congressional delegation and found significant bi-partisan support for the key programs that are currently under threat of budget cuts and other legislation that could impair the goals of enhancing the opportunities for quality affordable housing.  A very positive private meeting with U.S. Senator Blunt was held as well.  Senator McCaskill has also demonstrated strong support for affordable housing initiatives and programs.

Brittany Layton recently joined Rosemann & Associates’ St. Louis Studio. 

She is a native of Missouri and earned her Master’s Degree at Drury University’s Hammon’s School of Architecture.  Her focus has ranged from small scale civic to large scale hospitality as well as historic preservation. The diversity of these projects has provided her with a well-rounded set of skills to tackle projects of varying scale, type, and complexity. 

As co-founder of a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, Formm, Brittany volunteers her time to create  innovative and cost-efficient designs contributing to the construction of schools in Africa and other communities in need.

She enjoys running and other fitness regimens in addition to spending time outdoors. With lots of planning underway, Brittany is looking forward to her wedding day this summer.    

This week Rosemann & Associates P.C. is taking part in the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference
held in Nashville, Tennessee. Visit us on the exhibit floor, booth 1415.

From left to right, Gabe Vogl, Nathan Rosemann and Don Rosemann.

Andrew Kloppenburg recently joined Rosemann and Associates in our Denver Studio. Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Andrew enjoyed creating art and solving complex puzzles, thus architecture seemed like a natural career choice. He studied at the University of Kansas and spent five months as an intern for a St. Louis based firm. During his internship he was able to fulfill the Health and Wellness program that he was enrolled in at KU. Andrew focused on assisted living and memory care facilities during that time and gained hands on experience transferring hand drawn red-lines into Revit. He is currently working on senior living communities in New Mexico and Florida.

 In Andrew’s free time he enjoys photographing people and his travels. He also loves spending his time exploring the Denver museums and trying new gluten-free baking recipes.

Tony DiMartino recently joined Rosemann and Associates.  A native of Kansas City, Tony brings with him 11 years of experience, most recently as a Project Manager for a San Francisco architectural firm.  His focus has been in retail design, construction administration and Revit training and implementation. Tony graduated from Kansas State University in 2003 with a degree in architecture. 

In Tony’s free time he enjoys training in sword combat and hanging out with his dog Comet and cat Oliver. He’s currently in the process of unpacking after moving back from San Francisco and figuring out how to move furniture on a motorcycle.

 

 

 

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