EVERY SPACE YOU WALK INTO EVOKES SOME SORT OF EMOTION, FEELING OR HAS AN EFFECT ON YOUR SENSES.

Zach Sumada

ASSOCIATE & DIRECTOR OF DESIGN, AIA

BRR ARCHITECTURE

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University of Kansas

What's been your most rewarding project(s) while at your firm?

The most rewarding projects I have had the opportunity to work on are the Make-A-Wish Foundation Treehouse design as well as the Fishtech Cyber Defense Center. 

Professionally, the Fishtech CDC was an interesting challenge just given the project type. The design was complex, the program fascinating and the benefit to the community of Martin City is incredible. 

Personally, the Treehouse was such a rewarding project because of the reaction you get from not only Tyler but also his family. Seeing a community come together, pitching in a lot of their own time, money, and hard work to make a kid’s dream a reality was pretty special.

Most interesting place you've traveled for work?

The most interesting place I have traveled for work would have to be San Francisco, CA. The architecture, the ocean, the food and the weather are really difficult to top.

What inspires you about your profession?

The thing that inspires me most about the design field is designing environments that people get to physically interact with and experience. Every space you walk into evokes some sort of emotion, feeling or has an effect on your senses in some way and the idea of helping to shape that experience for an individual is such a rewarding challenge.

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