Cool Cars for Kids

Cool Cars for Kids

On May 4th – 6th, Yaeger employees gathered with groups across the Metro to compete in the Geeks vs. Geeks Build Event. LEARN Science & Math Club, a nonprofit program, spearheaded the event to help build custom electric cars for local kids with limited mobility. 12 teams competed in this year’s event with more than 80 volunteers in total. Teams included corporate teams and high school robotics teams.

Aaron Rumple, Jessica Gonzales, and Jay Watters led the Yaeger team which helped customize a car for our friend, Morgan. The team worked with Morgan’s father to create one of the standard-type vehicles. These cars are built for kids who have movement limitations which require them to operate the vehicle with their upper body. The cars are customized with a button on the steering wheel for operation, LED lighting, a seat with harness straps, special tires, and a long-lasting battery.

Other teams customized the ride-on-cars specially fitted for kids with limited mobility of their upper body, requiring unique controls for operation and controls for an adult to assist remotely.

Mark One Electric graciously hosted the event which was set up Friday evening. Teams built the cars throughout the day on Saturday, and the kids were able to start driving their cars on Sunday. Chicken N Pickle provided the venue for the test drive event and fueled the teams with food during the build weekend.

Read more about adapting toy cars here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

As the nation celebrates National Volunteer Week, Yaeger Architecture would like to thank our staff that have contributed over 300 hours of community service over the past year. Our employees are dedicated and enthusiastic about making an impact in the community and our Culture Committee has organized events to support local non-profits. Over the past… Continue Reading

Christina Przygoda Recognized by SAME Greater Kansas City Post

Christina Przygoda Recognized by SAME Greater Kansas City Post

Yaeger Project Manager, Christina Przygoda, was recognized for her Outstanding Dedication and Support to the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Greater Kansas City Post STEM Camp Program. The honor was bestowed upon Christina at the 2018 SAME Greater Kansas City Post Industry Day by Brig. Gen. Joseph Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.) who serves… Continue Reading

Yaeger’s Matthew Turner to Receive National Award

Yaeger’s Matthew Turner to Receive National Award

Yaeger Architecture, Inc. is proud to announce that Vice President, Matthew Turner, is this year’s recipient of the Society of American Military Engineer’s Young Member Medal. This is a national award, presented to a young member that has exhibited outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the Society mission over one’s entire period of membership… Continue Reading

2017 Living the Purpose Award

2017 Living the Purpose Award

Each year we ask our employees to nominate a coworker that lives the firm’s purpose through their relationships, leadership, achievements, teamwork, creativity and innovation. This week, at our Yaeger monthly staff meeting, Aaron Rumple was awarded the 2017 Living the Purpose Award. Aaron has been with the firm a little less than a year, but… Continue Reading

Semester Internships

Semester Internships

Yaeger Architecture is seeking college students interested in joining our team for semester-long internships.  As a member of the Yaeger team, employees are responsible for living out our purpose while providing active impact to project teams, creation of quality design solutions, and delivering Yaeger Architecture’s Preferred Partner Experience.  Two of our current employees, Luke McElwain… Continue Reading

Wayside Waifs Visit

Wayside Waifs Visit

Yaeger Architecture, Inc. held its quarterly culture building and volunteer event at Wayside Waifs on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Amanda Smasal, Community Outreach Coordinator at Wayside Waifs, kicked off the day with a tour of the impressive facility.  We got a-behind-the scenes look at their veterinary clinic, areas used to evaluate and train their animals… Continue Reading

Linwood Shopping Center Redevelopment Report

Linwood Shopping Center Redevelopment Report

Yaeger Architecture is proud to be part of the team working on the redevelopment of the Linwood Shopping Center at Linwood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.  The shopping center will be anchored by a 38,000 SF Lipari Brothers Sun Fresh Market.  The center is currently under construction with Sun Fresh slated to open… Continue Reading

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity Work Day

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity Work Day

Yaeger team members and friends volunteered our time and skills last weekend to work at a Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity construction site.  The house, located in Independence, MO, is receiving an addition consisting of two bedrooms and a bathroom.  One Yaeger crew helped install the floor joists and subfloor for the addition while another… Continue Reading

Yaeger Team Plays Pickleball

Yaeger Team Plays Pickleball

Have you heard of Chicken N Pickle?  The new outdoor / indoor entertainment venue is in the emerging entertainment district in North Kansas City at 18th and Burlington, just one mile from our very own senior living apartments project, Gardens at Northgate Village.  Yaeger staff and guests gathered over the weekend to try what many… Continue Reading

Yaeger Employees Pass NCIDQ Exams

Yaeger Employees Pass NCIDQ Exams

Yaeger Architecture, Inc. is proud to announce that two of our Interior Designers, Katie Gall and Jessica Gonzales, have become NCIDQ certified. The NCIDQ certification criteria are strenuous, with specific education requirements, and completion of 3,520 hours of qualified interior design experience before one can sit for the NCIDQ exam. Candidates eligible to take the… Continue Reading

Welcome Robert Fish and Aaron Rumple

Welcome Robert Fish and Aaron Rumple

Help us welcome our two newest employees, Aaron Rumple and Robert Fish. Aaron joins the team as Director of Design and Robert joins as Project Manager and Senior Project Architect. Aaron Rumple brings 31 years of experience to Yaeger. His passion is partnering in the creation of beautiful building that reflect the aspirations and needs… Continue Reading

Living the Purpose Award

Living the Purpose Award

Last Monday, at Yaeger’s monthly staff meeting, Chaz Pruente was named the firm’s recipient of the 2016 Living the Purpose Award. Each of our employees was asked to nominate a fellow employee who exemplifies living the firm’s purpose through building relationships, being a proactive team leader, showing outstanding achievement on the job, and displaying creativity… Continue Reading

Pull a Plane Kickoff and Relay

Pull a Plane Kickoff and Relay

Yaeger Architecture team members gathered on April 13th with our friends at MFEC for a RMHC-KC Pull a Plane Competition kickoff event. The event was held at our headquarters, and, to get the competitive spirit going, employees were divided up into teams of four people.  The teams were challenged to participate in a timed relay… Continue Reading

Turner Completes Architectural License

Turner Completes Architectural License

Yaeger Vice President Matthew Turner, PMP recently completed his architectural license. In addition to being one of nine registered architects at Yaeger, Matt also holds a Historic Property Management Certificate, LEED AP BD+C designation, Project Management Professional designation (PMP), has received a Graduate Certificate from UMKC in Engineering and Construction Project Management, and is a… Continue Reading

Yaeger Architecture Considered for KC Chamber’s Small Business Award

Yaeger Architecture Considered for KC Chamber’s Small Business Award

  Yaeger Architecture, Inc. is honored to be considered for the KC Chamber’s Small Business Award.  Yaeger participated in the KC Chamber’s Small Business Celebration, designed to showcase the candidates, at Union Station on March 29, 2017. This kick-off event is the first in a series of events that culminate in the selection of one… Continue Reading

Yaeger Architecture is Hiring!

Yaeger Architecture is Hiring!

Project Manager / Architect / Architectural Interns Since 1973, Yaeger Architecture has been providing architecture and interior design on projects across the United States.  Our purpose is to guide clients, complex teams, and projects through the design and construction process to completion of defined goals.  Today, the firm boasts many lifetime employees as well as… Continue Reading

Working at Yaeger

Working at Yaeger

Thinking about working at Yaeger Architecture? Here’s what current employees have to say: Hello! My name is Elizabeth (Eli) Morales and I am an Intern Architect. I am from Gurnee, IL (north suburb of Chicago) and a first generation graduate from Iowa State University. I received my Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Sustainability… Continue Reading