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David Herron, AIA

Mr. Herron’s pursuit of design excellence is about a shared experience where sophisticated clients and talented professionals form a partnership through collaboration to ensure the best ideas come to fruition. 

His experience in working closely with artists, fabricators and  craftsman to refine design concepts and their associated details has resulted in numerous successful built works.   Those works have led to professional accolades at a local, regional and national level.

His passion for energy efficiency and technical detailing have translated into leadership roles in the codes and standards and building enclosure communities including the opportunity to teach enclosure fundamentals at the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas.   

In 2021, Mr. Herron was awarded the AIA- Kansas City Architect Award. The Architect/Gold Medal Award recognizes an AIA Kansas City member for longstanding, distinguished leadership and dedication to architecture, the profession, and the community. The award is the chapter’s highest honor. This award shines a spotlight on a member who, by his or her example and service, has made significant contributions to the advancement of the profession and to the community.       

Mr. Herron has lived and practiced in New York City, Phoenix, Dallas and Kansas City and is a graduate of Kansas State University.

Melody Mirakian

Melody is a multi-faceted designer with extensive experience in both the residential and commercial sectors. With an architectural degree from Kansas State University, she has played a critical role in the architectural design of various notable projects in Kansas City; from as small as the River Market revamp to as large as the Chiefs' training facility remodel and addition. 

Melody has a deep passion for placemaking that is explored through the focus of interior design. She has led the design of nearly a million square feet of commercial interiors and residential projects. 

Her design process is a collaborative one which relies on guiding clients through a dialogue driven creative process resulting in solutions that convey a powerful story and provide an optimized user experience. She is a master at navigating through the many layers of technical expertise that must be woven together with great foresight, precision and informational analysis, while remaining open to discovery along the way.