DED announces expansion of KC architecture firm

September 5, 2014

KANSAS  CITY, Mo.— Generator Studio, a Kansas City architecture firm, will invest more than $200,000 to grow its local footprint. The company’s expansion project is expected to create up to 10 new, high-paying jobs in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District.  

“Kansas City is well-known for its thriving arts industry and we are proud to have another home-grown architecture firm reinvesting in the Show-Me State,” said Mike Downing, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “Missouri strives to maintain a pro-business environment and Generator Studio’s decision to expand here further solidifies our reputation as an economic powerhouse.” 

Generator Studio is an architecture firm offering solutions in building design, theming and branding, interior design, urban planning and sustainable consulting. The company serves clients across multiple industries including hospitality, mixed-use, residential and sports venue projects. Generator Studio’s unique ability to provide design expertise in a variety of industries has allowed the company to rapidly increase its client base and prompt a need to expand. Started in 2009 by partners Mike Kress and Tom Proebstle, the company is relocating into a 2,000 square-foot building and will increase its personnel.

“Kansas City is a culturally diverse city with a penchant for art and an appreciation for bold design. The city provides an environment that embraces innovation and cultivates business growth,” said Tom Proebstle. “We have a great base of very creative and talented folks coupled with easy access to our clients around the U.S. Missouri is a great place to grow our company.”

To assist Generator Studio with its expansion in Kansas City, the Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.
 

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