Yaeger Welcomes New Designer: Interview

Yaeger Welcomes New Designer: Interview

Yaeger Architecture is excited to welcome Katilyn Simon to our team.  Kaitlyn graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Minor in Leadership Studies.  We sat down with Kaitlyn to get to know her a little better.  Enjoy her interview and help us welcome her to Yaeger Architecture!

YA:         You recently studied abroad with ID classmates and students.  Where did you travel and what were your favorite experiences?

KS:          We visited France and Italy.  I loved the food and getting to see so many churches that we studied in our history classes.  It was great visiting them in-person.  Seeing and touring the buildings was impactful since you get a grasp of the scale much better than through photos.  It was also great to have the background knowledge of the history of the structures.  For example, we visited the Duomo in Florence and had learned the history of the design and construction which really enriched our experience.

YA:         Which cities were your favorite:
KS:          Orvieto and Sienna, Italy.  I enjoyed the smaller towns with homey, cozy qualities.

YA:         You mentioned that food was one of your favorite parts of the trip.  Which food was your favorite?

KS:            I really enjoyed panna cotta in Italy; it was a dessert I hadn’t tried before.  I also had Florentine steak in Italy which was great.  I was trying to be adventurous in Paris and was pleasantly surprised by escargot and had a wonderful meal of roasted chicken in Paris as well.

Kaitlyn in front of the Chartres Cathedral in France; Kaitlyn in Florence; Kaitlyn’s favorite foods: Panna Cotta, Florentine Steak, Escargot, Roasted Chicken

YA:         Now that you’re back from visiting Europe for the first time, where do you want to travel to next?
KS:          Greece or Spain!

YA:         Back to your time at KSU, what did you enjoy studying most in school?

KS:          Probably history.  I also liked construction documents and detailing.  I enjoyed the challenge of conveying exactly how to build my ideas and make them a reality.

YA:         What are you looking forward to doing in your job at Yaeger Architecture?
KS:          I am looking forward to actually seeing projects built.  I am eager to work with people in the office and build relationships with team members.

YA:         What drew you to Yaeger Architecture?

KS:          I like the size of the firm and opportunity to have responsibility and ability to grow as a designer.  I enjoyed the office tour I went.  It was great to hear about the things Yaeger does in the community and the team activities the firm does.

YA:         As a native of Wichita, KS, what are you looking forward to doing as a new Kansas City resident?

KS:          I am excited to be close to professional sports teams.  I really like soccer, so am excited to see some Sporting Kansas City games.  I am from a family of Royals and Chiefs fans as well.

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

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Living the Purpose Award

Living the Purpose Award

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Pull a Plane Kickoff and Relay

Pull a Plane Kickoff and Relay

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Turner Completes Architectural License

Turner Completes Architectural License

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Yaeger Architecture Considered for KC Chamber’s Small Business Award

Yaeger Architecture Considered for KC Chamber’s Small Business Award

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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

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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

Congratulations to the Truman’s Marketplace Project Team

Congratulations to the Truman’s Marketplace Project Team

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CREW Panel Blog Recap

CREW Panel Blog Recap

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Welcome New Team Members Josh Smead and Michael Schneider

Welcome New Team Members Josh Smead and Michael Schneider

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Yaeger to Speak at Upcoming Luncheon

Yaeger to Speak at Upcoming Luncheon

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Yaeger Employees Sworn Into Office

Yaeger Employees Sworn Into Office

Matthew Turner of Yaeger Architecture was sworn into office as President of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Greater Kansas City Post at a ceremony on January 5th, 2017.  The mission of the Society of American Military Engineers is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that… Continue Reading

Yaeger Completes Two Hospitality Projects for Argosy Casino

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Cocktails & Keynote 2016

Cocktails & Keynote 2016

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SAME Greater Kansas City 10th Annual Sporting Clay Challenge

SAME Greater Kansas City 10th Annual Sporting Clay Challenge

Congratulations to the Yaeger Architecture team for winning SAME Greater Kansas City Post’s 10th Annual Sporting Clay Challenge!  The event was held on Wednesday, October 12th at Power Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas.  Yaeger’s team was led by Phil Gibbs Jr. of Continental Engineering who racked up a perfect 50 out of 50 clays! … Continue Reading

Urban Redevelopment Projects

Urban Redevelopment Projects

Yaeger Architecture, Inc. is excited to be involved in two urban redevelopment retail projects. Yaeger will serve as Architect of Record for façade renovations and ADA upgrades as part of a $35 million redevelopment and expansion of the MarketPlace Shopping Center in Independence. The 18-month project will include the renovation of the facades of an… Continue Reading