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Samantha McCloud named as one of KC's 30 under 30

Congratulations to our own architect, Samantha McCloud for being named one of KC’s 30 under 30. Way to go Samantha! 




“As an architect, I am passionate about the built environment and its power to affect positive change. Small changes in a neighborhood can have a very big impact on the local culture and social dynamic of a place.”

In their own words
am a 28-year-old licensed architect and Associate at GastingerWalker&. Success is an evolving goal that is personally defined, and I most value the type of success that I can share with others. Architecture is a collaborative field, and through this lens, I choose to see personal achievement as a production of many moving parts. Being an architect isn’t just a vocation, it is a passion, and an ever-unfolding journey.   

In college, to my great surprise, I was offered a scholarship to be a coxswain on the K-State women’s rowing team. As a small, soft-spoken girl, I had never imagined I would be a collegiate student-athlete in highly competitive and aggressive more

AIA KC Big Night

GastingerWalker& enjoyed AIA KC Big Night on September 27 at the Center for Architecture & Design! During the celebration of the AIA KC chapter's 2017 activities and success, several of our own team members were recognized. Amy Kinderknecht was inaugurated into the Board of Directors as the 2018-2020 Associate Director. Mike Fahey was thanked for service in the Board of Directors Selection Committee, and Samantha McCloud was recognized for her initiative and service as Co-Chair of the Equity in Architecture Committee.

Cookie Construction Build Day

GastingerWalker& team members Amy Kinderknecht and Emily Gale participated in the 2017 Cookie Construction Build Day this past weekend. With the theme: "We are Girl Scouts. We are Innovators", the Girl Scouts constructed some pretty amazing structures! These girls have spent six months planning and designing, and on March 4th all their hard work came to life in structures that will remain on display in the Crown Center Atrium through March 24th.  

Help us select the People's Choice winner. You can vote for your favorite when you visit Crown Center. Learn more about the program at