HJM ARCHITECTS is an 8(a), MBE, DBE, and SLBE certified firm headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. HJM has provided architecture, planning, and interior design services since 1984.

Our mission is to create spaces with meaning, to design structures that are affordable, and to create efficient plans that are flexible. The team includes NCARB certified architects and NCIDQ certified interior designers. HJM embarks on this mission by analyzing current and future project needs. The information is folded into budget, schedule, and aesthetic considerations and a project program is born.

HJM has supported single project owners, developers, contractors, and federal agencies in delivering projects within schedule and budget throughout the country. Our team is guided by a “service first” attitude towards clients and projects regardless of size. Flexibility with respect to project schedules, budgets, and time constraints have been our most important asset in completing projects successfully.

HJM ARCHITECTS is an 8(a), MBE, DBE, and SLBE certified firm headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. HJM has provided architecture, planning, and interior design services since 1984.

Our mission is to create spaces with meaning, to design structures that are affordable, and to create efficient plans that are flexible. The team includes NCARB certified architects and NCIDQ certified interior designers. HJM embarks on this mission by analyzing current and future project needs. The information is folded into budget, schedule, and aesthetic considerations and a project program is born.

HJM has supported single project owners, developers, contractors, and federal agencies in delivering projects within schedule and budget throughout the country. Our team is guided by a “service first” attitude towards clients and projects regardless of size. Flexibility with respect to project schedules, budgets, and time constraints have been our most important asset in completing projects successfully.


THE TEAM

RICHARD HU

PRINCIPAL, ARCHITECT
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Architecture – University of Kansas
Master of Architecture – University of Kansas
 
AFFILIATIONS:
2016 NextGen Leader Award Recipient
Centurions Class of 2015
Monarch Collegiate Prep Academy, Founding Board Member
Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Board Member
NCARB (AR, IL, KS, MO, NC, VA)
 
ABOUT:
Richard Hu leads the team during project programming, master planning, and design. He is in charge of the coffee bar. Richard is married to his business manager (and house manager). Richard gets excited about things with wheels – bikes, skateboards, cars, motorcycles, etc. He’s a mediocre golfer at best.
 
CONTACT:

KARA HU

OFFICE MANAGER
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History – University of Kansas
Associates in Interior Design – Bellevue Community College
 
ABOUT:

Kara is married to Richard and is the house manager, keeping things running smoothly. The 3 kids make this a challenge.

 
CONTACT:

Bethany Dyche

SR. PROJECT MANAGER, ARCHITECT, INTERIOR DESIGNER
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Interior Architecture – Kansas State University
Bachelor of Industrial Design – Kansas State University
 
AFFILIATIONS:
NCIDQ | NCARB | Waldo Area Business Association, Vice President
 
ABOUT:
Bethany Dyche joined HJM in 2014 and is a Senior Architectural Project Manager and Interior Designer. 
 
CONTACT:

MICHAEL LAIRD

EDUCATION: 
Bachelor of Architecture – Kansas State University
 
ABOUT:
Michael Laird joined HJM in 2017. He is our beer guru. Michael is the father of 2 boys and husband of a smoking hot interior designer. He likes to cook/grill stuff, brew beer, and design/build just about anything when he can find the time. He also is a fan of snow, bluegrass, travel, photography, and abstinence from social media. He subsists mostly on a steady diet of coffee and the glow of computer monitors.
 
CONTACT:
 

CHRISTINE BREWOOD

ARCHITECT
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Architecture – University of Kansas
 
AFFILIATIONS:
NCARB
 
ABOUT:
Christine joined HJM in 2018.
 
CONTACT:

TANNER LEE

EDUCATION:
Master of Architecture – Kansas State University 
 
ABOUT:
Tanner joined HJM in 2018. He hails from Blue Springs, MO. Tanner loves video games. He has been the dungeon master in Dungeons and Dragons twice.
 
CONTACT:

CHRIS MEIER

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Architecture – University of Kansas
Master of Architecture – University of Kansas
 
AFFILIATIONS:
EDAC
 
ABOUT:
Chris joined HJM in 2019.
 
CONTACT:

AMANDA JANE GARBACH

SR. ASSOCIATE
 
EDUCATION:
Master of Architecture – Kansas State University
 
AFFILIATIONS:
Show Me KC Schools, Board of Directors, 2015-Present
Centurions Leadership Program Alumni, 2016-Present
Cerner First Hand Foundation Court Member, 2018
Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program, Class of 2016
 
ABOUT:
Amanda joined HJM in 2019.
 
CONTACT:

FIRM AFFILIATIONS
Member, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Member, Olathe Chamber of Commerce
Member, Waldo Area Business Association
Member, Southtown Council
MBE, DBE, SLBE Certified

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