KC Global Design Names McCann First Executive Director

KC Global Design announces Mary McCann as the organization’s first executive director. An AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry talent acquisition veteran, McCann will focus on supporting and growing the KC Global Design effort by providing strategic leadership for priority areas, executing workgroup plans, and providing ongoing communication to member firms. She will serve as a consultant to the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City.

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Amid the challenges facing the world as a result of the coronavirus, the leaders of the KC Global Design community have joined together to provide perspective on how design can respond to the next normal.



what we think we know
On October 26, KC Global Design presented a webinar detailing the importance of design in solving pandemic-size problems. From city zoning and sanitation planning to handrails, balconies and the quest for fresh air, design has transformed cities, living spaces and more to foster our increasingly complex lives. 
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The Public Realm in the 21st century
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In partnership with ArtsKC
As the world's epicenter for Sports Architecture, leaders in KC discuss how to get back in the game when it comes to design post-COVID 19.
To learn more, please contact one of our leading sports firms which can be viewed on the LEADING FIRMS page here.
Overcoming Fear: The Role Design Plays in Gaining Consumer Confidence

As the lifting of shelter-in-place COVID-19 mandates get closer to reality, there are many unanswered questions on what “going back to normal” actually looks like. Every industry and every company have been impacted, and most are struggling with how businesses should adapt in the new environment. One of the biggest concerns is how and when people will feel safe again.

The AEC community gathered on a ZOOM Webinar on May 6, 2020, to discuss its pivotal role in gaining consumer confidence and building a more resilient normal, not only by making the needed changes to our buildings and public spaces, but also in educating the public along the way. More than 475 people participated online worldwide.


The discussion focused on how building design can help address consumer fear, deliver solutions, and communicate effectively with clients and the public.

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