Wichita, in Kansas, is a popular center of culture, media and trade and host a number of museums, theatres, parks, and shopping centers. The city also has a number of historical significance structures that are designed in various architectural styles. The most important architectural buildings in Wichita are a reflection of the Art Deco, Victorian Renaissance, Second Renaissance Revival, Romanesque and many other architectural styles. A significant redevelopment of Downtown Wichita took place in the late 1900s and 2000s, leading to the modern architectural style in the city.

Re-thinking The Future is a global platform for architecture and design. RTF along with our authors has curated a list of top architecture firms in various cities across the globe. Please note that the names are arranged in alphabetical order and are not ranked in any manner.

Alloy Architecture

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Engineering (structural, acoustical, etc)
Types of Built Projects: Commercial, Educational, Healthcare, Religious
Locations of Built Projects: Kansas
Style of work: Traditional, Modern, Sustainability
Website: alloyarchitecture.com/?rebrand 

Alloy Architecture creates innovative designs to enhance the human experience. They also provide consultations for theatrical design, lighting design, energy, etc. They have designed Mark Arts- centre for the art, Koch Invista Industries, Westar Energy Service Center, Wellington High School, South Rock Church, etc.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church © alloyarchitecture.com/?rebrand 

Bill Rutherford Studio

Scope of services: Architectural Preservation
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial
Locations of Built Projects: US
Style of work: Traditional, Project based
Website: billrutherfordstudio.com

Bill Rutherford works for correcting the architectural damage that has occurred to the historic buildings. He produces architectural and interior sculptures, working from photography, measurements, and architectural drawings. His works are constructed of brass and copper foil.

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Architectural Preservation (model) © billrutherfordstudio.com/

Clarkitecture 

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Renovation/ Remodeling
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Retail, Restaurant, Office
Locations of Built Projects: US
Style of work: Modern, Innovative
Website: clarkitecture.net

Clarkitecture designs the ‘Buildings that mean business,’ i.e., they specialize in commercial architecture and interiors. They keep up with the latest building technology and methods to reduce energy consumption, lower the monthly utility bills, and decrease maintenance needs, yet creating unique designs solutions.

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Doc Green’s Gourmet Salads & Grill – restaurant © Gavin Peters, Inc

Collins Architecture

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Construction management, Land Use Economics
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Healthcare, Industrial, Commercial
Locations of Built Projects: Kansas
Style of work: Traditional, Modern
Website: collinsarchitecture.com

The firm is found by Robert L Collins (NCARB), who respects the traditional architectural values and gives contemporary architecture an attempt to validate itself, as forms of domestic architecture passed centuries ago. He believes that contemporary art is best explored on canvas and in a sculpture garden.

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New Steven Infiniti Showroom Facility, Wichita © collinsarchitecture.com/

Daniel’s Lawn and Landscaping Services

Scope of services: Landscape design
Types of Built Projects: for Residential, Commercial
Locations of Built Projects: Wichita
Style of work: Innovative
Website: danielslawnandlandscapingservice.com

This is an award-winning firm in Wichita and the surrounding areas. The designers have vast experience and knowledge of the local climate, soils, and plant varieties. They provide design solutions for new construction as well as existing landscape.

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Hardscape © danielslawnandlandscapingservice.com/

Ferguson-Phillips

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial
Locations of Built Projects: Wichita
Style of work: Traditional, Modern, Luxurious
Website: fergusonphillips.com

The firm offers interior and architectural design solutions and furniture and homeware decor for both new constructions as well as for remodeling spaces.

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Private residence © fergusonphillips.com/

Foster Design Associates LLC

Scope of services: Landscape Architecture & Planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Public/ Community spaces, Industrial
Locations of Built Projects: Kansas
Style of work: Client specific, Project based
Website: fosterdesignassociates.com

The firm creates landscape designs that are environmentally fit and responsive to maintenance issues yet are aesthetically pleasing. Their landscape features include patios and decks, outdoor kitchens, swimming pools and spas, pool houses, shade structures, lakes, ponds and water features, fire features, drainage solutions, etc.

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Commercial/ Industrial © fosterdesignassociates.com/

GHD

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, Engineering, Urban Planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Office/ Retail, Educational, Healthcare, Hospitality, Cultural, Industrial
Types of Built Projects: Commercial, Industrial, Transportation, Science/Technology, Civic, Government
Locations of Built Projects: US and other countries
Style of work: Modern, Client-specific, Project-based, Sustainability
Website: ghd.com/en/index.aspx 

GHD is a global company dedicated to the areas of water, energy and urbanization to find solutions to huge challenges. They approach a project innovatively to connect communities around the world and sustain them.

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Bridges Engineering © ghd.com/en/index.aspx

GLMV Architecture

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, Master planning, Historic preservation, Civil engineering
Types of Built Projects: Aviation, Civic, Cultural, Industrial, Commercial, Educational, Healthcare Government, Restaurant/ Hospitality, Zoos/ Aquarium
Locations of Built Projects: US
Style of work: Project based
Website: glmv.com

GLMV has offices across the country in Kansas City, Houston and Wichita. They are LEED certified and use sustainable green designs. By using recycled materials, high performing walls, and roofs, they strive to conserve natural resources and reduce the carbon footprint.

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Chattanooga Zoo Master Plan © glmv.com/

Hanney & Associates Architects

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Master Planning, Landscape
Types of Built Projects: Commercial, Educational, Religious, Government
Locations of Built Projects: Kansas
Style of work: Traditional, Modern
Website: www.haarchitects.com

The firm is responsible for some of the most notable projects in Wichita. Their projects are Cedar Point Baptist Church, Wellington Recreation Center, Rose Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita Fire Station, etc.

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Reformation Luthern Church © www.haarchitects.com/
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Author

Pranjali is a passionate artist and an architect who loves to blend her designs with nature. She designs meticulously and is always exploring the impact of architectural spaces on user's mind and body. You will find her lost in travelling, daydreams, books, and also on mountain trails.

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