For many years, Ari contemplated the drive of opening her own practice. In 2016, she decided to prepare to follow that dream.
With many years of experience on account, she envisioned a business intended to support industrial and commercial clients with a simple project process and environmentally friendly approach. It took one and half years to prepare for departure from a former employer, and to bring the dream to fruition.
On February 7th, 2018, Archifootprint was incorporated in the state of Kansas.
Ari worked out of her home office for a month to handle initial business licensing requirements. In April of 2018, Archifootprint began operating from its first office address: 7300 W. 110th St. in Overland Park, KS.
On April 4th, 2018, and after several months of supporting the idea and creation of Archifootprint, Michele Dawson joined the team as Design Manager.
On April 23rd, we secured our first project as architectural support of the Harvard Substation in Washington D.C.
Just over a week later, on May 2nd, Archifootprint got its second project – architectural design and support of the Mt. Vernon Substation in Washington D.C.
On May 24th, we signed our third project agreement for the architectural support of the White Flint Substation in the state of Maryland.
On June 4th, 2018, Barbara Mcguire joined Archifootprint as our Executive Assistant.
Due to our outstanding growth and potential, we started considering hiring more personnel and moving into a larger space.
On September 17th, we moved to our Lenexa location, 11245 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215.
On October 15th, Viki Labrou-Betts joined our team, taking the role of Architect/Studio Lead.