Thursday, November 3 | Submitted by Amanda Snelson | Downtown Central
Springfield, MO – The American Institute of Architects Central States Regional Conference brought together a multitude of architecture professionals to the annual conference, themed “LESS IS MORE”, responding to difficult economic times.
This year Wichita, Kansas hosted the event and invited Andrew Wells, AIA, and Brandon Dake, AIA, both principals of Dake Wells Architecture, to present at the conference.
Andrew Wells, AIA, was the keynote speaker for the AIA Central States Regional 2011 Conference held in Wichita, Kansas. His lecture, entitled “Ideas Are Cheap” presented several recent projects completed by Dake Wells Architecture that are rich in ideas, but executed on extremely limited budgets. “Doing more with less is a constant theme in our practice,” says Wells.
Brandon Dake, AIA, President of AIA Springfield also presented at the conference, focusing on the American Institute of Architects Springfield chapter involvement with Joplin’s rebuilding efforts. As AIA Springfield President, Dake has been instrumental in coordinating the efforts of architects across the nation to assist with envisioning Joplin’s future.
Other renowned speakers at the conference include: Rob Paulus, AIA, of Rob Paulus Architects; Robert Ivy, FAIA, EVP/Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects; Steve McDowell, FAIA and Casey Cassias, FAIA, of BNIM.
Dake Wells Architecture is a design-centered practice specializing in architecture, interiors and graphics, with an emphasis on progressive and sustainable design solutions. The firm is committed to raising the level of architectural design excellence in the region. Located at 401 West Walnut in downtown Springfield, Missouri, Dake Wells Architecture’s reputation is growing as the leader in intelligent design solutions for progressive clients.