Pulse Design Group Promotions

Pulse Design Group is proud to announce the following promotions! Join us in congratulating Senior Directors Mary Moore and Kevin Purvis and Directors Jesus Torres-Sosa, Matt Meier, and Michelle Wineinger!

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LMH Health West, why design-build?

Our design-build approach begins with truly understanding our client’s mission and vision for their facility. Once we have a clear understanding, the design team starts to bring the project to life.

Check out the video below from our partner McCown Gordon Construction to see why the design-build project approach was chosen for the LMH Health West Campus project.

DIRTT - Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute case study

DIRTT walls are floor to ceiling partitions that can be installed and re-positioned without the mess and material waste of construction. These walls are delivered completely functional and ready to assemble. The panels are attached with flexible connections to adapt to different interior angles and curves that may be incorporated into the spaces design. These walls fully function as any traditional wall would and they can support all electrical wiring and plumbing infrastructure.

The Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute expansion is now the first full healthcare application of DIRTT in Kansas City. KCOI is a 22,000 square foot hospital expansion, addition and renovation of the large portions of the existing facility. To minimize the impact of construction on the ongoing operations of the hospital, the project was completed in phases while DIRTT walls were being utilized.

Click here to see a short case study on The Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute from DIRTT.

"A virtual boom: Businesses find various uses for VR, AR"

“When it comes to cutting-edge technological innovations, Pulse Design Group is leading the charge…”

In the following article, Thinking Bigger Business Media goes into detail on how Pulse Design Group has utilized our virtual and augmented reality technology for more than just healthcare design.

Click here to read more on how our virtual reality team has developed and how other small businesses across Kansas City are incorporating virtual and augmented technology into our every day lives.

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Welcome Halley!

We are excited to welcome Halley Mayfield to the Pulse Design Group team! Halley has two years of industry experience and will be a part of the Interior Design department.

Welcome Halley!

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Founding Principal of Pulse Design Group Passes

It is with great sadness that Pulse Design Group announces the passing of one of the founding Principals, Richard Johnson, AIA, ACHA, CSI. Mr. Johnson passed away on January 13, 2019 after a long battle with Parkinson’s. Richard (or Dick as he was known to friends and family) along with long-time business partner, Don Wilson, founded the Kansas City based architecture firm Wilson Johnson Associates (WJA) in 1980, which was later rebranded as Pulse Design Group. Dick was an active leader in the firm until retiring in 2016 to spend time with his family. Prior to forming WJA, he worked for Hewitt and Royer Architects (later URS Hewitt and Royer), where he mentored numerous young architects and designers, many whom later established Kansas City firms that still exist today.

Dick worked on countless regional and national projects and was licensed in numerous states. During his long career, he worked with many of the hospitals and healthcare organizations in the Kansas City region.

Mr. Johnson attended Kansas State University from 1959 to 1965 where he received his Bachelor of Architecture. He received various industry awards including the 2012 Vista Award by the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the American Hospital Association and the 2013 Architect of the Year Award from Kansas City American Subcontractor Association (KCASA).

Dick was a longtime resident of Leawood, Kansas and is survived by his wife, Cathy, and two children, Matt and Laurie. His mentorship and friendship will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Leawood United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held at 10:30 AM and followed by an 11:00 service.  

SLD Installation at Liberty Hospital

The photo above shows the installation of an SLD (Single Large Diffuser) at Liberty Hospital.

An SLD provides laminar air flow over patients in the operating room. Typically, laminar air flow is provided with multiple diffusers, each with its own ductwork, making the ceiling very crowded. An SLD only has two ducts thus saving space.

This SLD is the first of it’s kind to be installed in the Midwest.

Congrats Catie!

We would like to congratulate Catie Smith on becoming NCIDQ certified! Catie has been at Pulse Design Group for two years as part of our interior design team and we are so proud of her accomplishments!

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Welcome Travys!

We are excited to welcome Travys Keto to Pulse Design Group! Travys has a background in animation and graphics and will be a great addition to the virtual reality team. We are excited to have him on board!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters - Most Wanted Auction 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City hosted it's 13th annual Most Wanted Auction at The Midland Theater. This year’s class of KC’s Most Wanted Honorees auctioned off a wide range of packages with a goal of raising money to help BBBSKC create more life-changing friendships in the Kansas City community. 

We are so proud of our very own Most Wanted Honoree, Catie Smith, who helped raise a record breaking $735,478 for the organization.

Way to go Catie!  

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