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Welcoming Former Gensler Principal & Kansas City Native, Beth Harmon-Vaughan to Our Firm

GastingerWalker& Welcomes Beth Harmon-Vaughan


Former Gensler Principal and Kansas City Native Brings over 35 Years of Leadership to Firm

GastingerWalker& is very excited to welcome Beth Harmon-Vaughan to our Firm. With her talent and breadth of experience, we know Beth will be an invaluable asset to the Firm as we continue to evolve our ability to provide great design to our clients.
— Kevin Harden | Managing Partner, GastingerWalker&












Former Principal and Managing Director of Gensler’s Phoenix office, Beth Harmon-Vaughan PhD, FIIDA, LEED-AP, joins Kansas City Firm, GastingerWalker&. Beth brings over 35 years of leadership experience in the field of Design to the firm. In her new role, she will focus on integrating current research and trends in workplace design and commercial real estate to provide solutions for clients to enhance productivity, brand experience, and flexibility for future needs.

Beth holds a PhD in Sustainability and Workplace Productivity from Arizona State University. She was named one of the “50 Most Influential Women” by Arizona Business, and one of “The Most Influential Women in CRE” by AZ|RE Magazine. 

“Kansas City has evolved into a dynamic market focused on the future,” said Beth. “With the GastingerWalker& team, I am excited to bring thought leadership and experience to our clients.” Beth brings her talent home to Kansas City to deliver meaningful architecture and interiors at GastingerWalker& starting mid-September. 

Beth’s experience encompasses almost every type of commercial and institutional project. She will continue to make an impact as she brings her many talents to GastingerWalker&.

With more than 35 years of experience as a firm, GastingerWalker& has 55+ staff including 29 licensed architects, 12 interior designers and 10 LEED APs working from their Kansas City and Chicago offices. The Firm’s areas of focus are places to work, learn, live, heal and play. Additional expertise includes interior design, construction management, sustainable practices, historic renovation, government buildings and consumer environments. Please explore to learn more.


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