The Tenth Street Window Gallery – For over 20 years, it has been our pleasure to be actively involved in displaying and enjoying the work and passion of many community artists and organizations. As of December 31, 2015, our role as caretakers of the Tenth Street Window Gallery in our downtown office will come to an end as we move to our new location. However, PWA plans to remain active in our support local artists and organizations within our community.
Being right around the corner for many experiences in downtown Columbia: Parades and festivals (Homecoming, music/BBQ, film), shopping for just about anything (especially shoes), bicycles, breweries, movies in the park, art galleries, and green parking spaces just to name a few.
Watching the doves in the window. Doves took up residence on the ledge of the window under our awning. We have enjoyed watching them make their nest, care for their babies, and coax their fledglings out into the world.
Observing people downtown as they come and go throughout the day.
The people who make deliveries to our door – They rock!
Afternoon walks around the block.
Watching the rain and hail storms as our cars were protected in the covered parking of the City garage.
Foodie paradise: Breaks for coffee, ice cream, pizza, doughnuts, or even a lunch out with coworkers.
Halloweenie in the District – The kids in their costumes are always a treat to see and it has been so much fun to visit with the trick or treaters.
As a photographer and marketing coordinator, Dawn focuses on developing the marketing efforts of the firm. Her graphic design, photography, and database design skills are put to good use with efforts that include the firm's website, print and social media. She's been known to offer assistance to organizations such as the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited and Columbia's annual Art in the Park Festival. As coordinator of the firm's Tenth Street Window Gallery she especially enjoys the interaction with upcoming and established local artists.
A leader in the sustainable design movement for over thirty years, the firm approaches each project with a fresh eye, an attention to detail, consideration for environmental and economic concerns, and a strong belief in collaborative effort.
Architecture comes from the thoughtful interaction between design team members and our clients throughout the entire design process. This team approach begins with asking the right questions and pursuing the best strategies in order to achieve our client's project goals.
At PWA, we strive to incorporate sustainable design into all of our projects. Working closely with clients creates opportunities to trim utility costs, reduce energy usage, conserve water, minimize waste and promote the health and satisfaction of a building's users and visitors.
Assisting our clients in achieving their project goals is the foundation of our services. Foremost is our belief that the client is the most important part of architecture. We practice that principle by treating you as a partner, listening carefully to you throughout the design and construction process.
Whether it is an office building, a track and field facility, a community development, or a fire station, you can count on PWA to deliver innovative design solutions for your project.
We have found PWArchitects to be professional in their business practices, responsive to our special requirements and needs, and enjoyable to work with.
Fire Chief Charles P. Witt, Jr., Columbia Fire Department
The design team worked closely with our organization to address every detail in the layout of the building; offering practical solutions while remaining sensitive to our budgetary constraints. The design team was very accessible, responsive and focused on our project needs.
Steve Etcher, Executive Director, Boonslick Regional Planning Commission
We were extremely pleased with the results of the entire building process with PWA. From the initial design meetings, meeting with the community to promote the bond issue, to the final move in of the facility – PWA was there every step of the way.
Joe Miller, Senior Vice President, Commerce Bank
"I have noticed over the years that PWA has not only continued a high level of business knowhow, but has developed further knowledge of the housing industry rules and regulations in order to meet all the requirements needed and to help take the burden off the local agency."
Jack McCord, Hannibal Housing Authority
Being good stewards of available resources is an important value for our organization. PWA certainly helped us incorporate environmental values into our building design.
Reuben Wilbur, former Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services, Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church