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Mary Rogers, NCARB LEED Green Associate; SEED (304) 657 1887



VIPKid Washington, D.C. ESL Teacher Dec 2018 - Present

Recently licensed early career Architect, with over 4 years professional experience; Over 2 years experience in Multi-family housing; Affordable Housing and Adaptive Re-use; federal & state tax credit applications. Over 1 year of experience in retail and entertainment design. Experience in workplace consulting.

Facilitated one-on-one English classes on-line to children ages 7-12 years living in China. Utilyzed marketing techniques and video editing programs to grow my student base.

GENSLER Washington, D.C. Consulting Analyst Jul 2018 - Nov 2018

Conducted interviews to gain data for analysis. Assisted in designing change management strategies for high profile clients.

ROSEMANN & ASSOCIATES Kansas City, MO Architectural Designer Feb 2016 - May 2018 Designed Multi-family, Senior, and Affordable Housing. Coordinated with mechanical, electrical, and civil consultants, as well as Historic Consultants. Preformed various tasks including programming, construction administration, code research, tax credit applications, and site visits. Produced Construction Documents using Cad and Revit software. Worked on multiple projects simultaniously in various phases, and participated in client meetings. I was able to be a part of the revitalization of many historic buildings in downtown Kansas City, MO, which were mainly multi-tenant housing and mixed use development.

BRR ARCHITECTURE Kansas City, KS Architectural Designer Sept 2014 - Jan 2016 Experienced all phases of projects which were mainly small retail and entertainment venues. Duties included documenting existing conditions, coordinating with Engineers and Interior Designers to achieve cohesive design, and producing deliverables on schedule. Clients included AMC Theaters, & Pizza, Spin Pizza, Walgreens, and Nike. The majority of my time was spent on AMC Theater projects, for which I regularly collaborated with an Experience Design + Build + Tech firm, Dimensional Innovations.

50/50 KC Kansas City, MO Design Lead Feb 2014 - Jun 2015 Managed student design team for a pop-up community art gallery. Utilyzed sustainable design strategies to assist the re-vitalization of a historic industrial neighborhood. Co-ordinated with a local architect to produce construction drawings, including obtaining building permits for a FEMA 100 year flood zone.

KANSAS CITY DESIGN CENTER Kansas City, MO Graduate Student / Intern Aug 2013 - Sept 2014 Assessed needs and resources of the community to generate programming proposals. Analyzed demographic and transportation trends utilizing ArcGIS. Compiled and edited students’ research and work into a 250+ pg published book. Collaborated with LISC of Kansas City to design a Momentum Map - a map highlighting development in typically under-served neighborhoods.

Interests are in Public Interest Design and Mixed Use Development. Currently learning about UX Design via an online course with CareerFoundry; certificate awarded upon finish. I believe design can be used as a tool to elevate everyday life and to build social capital to sustain our cities.

SKILLS SOFTWARE : PROFICIENT Revit, Auto CAD, Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, MS Word, Bluebeam SOFTWARE : COMPETANT MS Excel, MS OneNote, Tableau, ArcGIS, Lightworks Video Editor PROFESSIONAL Community Outreach & Engagement, Research & Analysis, Graphic Design, Data Analysis, Construction Administration

EDUCATION MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE Graduate Certificate in Community Health & Development The University of Kansas; Lawrence, KS Sept 2011 - May 2014 BACHELOR of SCIENCE in ARCHITECTURE Fairmont State University; Fairmont, WV Aug 2008 - May 2011

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Existing image along Troost.


Location : Concept Renderings Year

: 2018

Troost Market Collective

During the summer of 2018, I developed concept renders to support the growth of Troost Market Collective. The Troost Market Collective (TMC) was created to be a community space for makers and entrepreneurs. Located along the Troost Corridor, TMC consists of several vacant buildings that will be re-purposed to reinvigorate the historic corridor and bridge the divide between East and West neighborhoods of Kansas City, MO. The Troost Market Collective will host artists, makers, and innovators in collective, creative spaces. The aim is to develop programming, host events and classes, and provide resources vital to the growth of creative entrepreneurs. See for more information about TMC.


Concept render of the Firestone Building, which will be utilized for markets and other programming.

Concept render of Artist Collective.


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50/50 KC In 2014, two Kansas City Art Institute graduates approached the Kansas City Design Center (KCDC) for help designing a temporary gallery project in the West Bottoms neighborhood of Kansas City. Titled 50/50, the gallery referenced both the two founding co-curators and to the two shipping containers which housed exhibitions featuring half local and half national artists. Hence the name 50/50. Hannah Lodwick and Cambria Potter had the vision and the means (via a grant and a successful Kickstarter campaign) for 50/50 but needed technical assistance with the design of the gallery itself. In August 2015, construction was finished, and the gallery opened to a crowd of 200+ people. My role was to lead a team of students to design a gallery. With the help of a local architect, we were able to create construction documents to submit to the city for permit. All photos of the finished project belong to 5050. See for more information.


: Design Lead


: 2014 - 2015

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Programming for a community gathering.

me! Opening Reception



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Donated solar panels further offset the minimal energy use. The team reviewing the documents as we prepare to apply for permit. The vacant parking lot prior to site work. An art exhibit. Looking North-northwest. The glass for the window was generously donated. An evening exhibit, as viewed from outside the glass opening.

BELOW: The mission is to activate underutilized urban space by providing a sustainable and progressive platform for exhibiting local and national artist’s work. The concept of 50/50, two parts equaling one whole, is represented in the physical structure as well as in the programming. **All photos of finished project and events belong to 5050.**

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Washington Square Park Washington Square Park (WSP) is an under-utilized park in downtown Kansas City, with tremendous potential. The Kansas City Design Center was asked to complete a year-long investigation into how the park can be re-imagined to enhance its surroundings and the city. Based on our analysis and findings, we designed interventions to improve the park. While this was a group project, everything included here is my work. I completed various map and demographic studies of Kansas City, as well as user research and civic amenities research. At various points throughout the year, we presented our work to the stakeholders and community members. I was employed the following summer to compile and edit our work into a 250+ page documentation. For a pdf of the full publication, please visit :


: 2013 - 2014

OPPOSITE PAGE, TOP LEFT: A map of KCMO’s yearly parade and race routes, the majority of which begin and end at Washington Square Park. OPPOSITE PAGE, TOP RIGHT: The annual Kansas City Marathon has its Finish Line Celebration at the park. This is a diagram of the event program. RIGHT: Aerial view of Washington Square Park looking north towards Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. BELOW: The park is re-imagined as part entertainment venue and part community space. The sloped pavilion allows for theater like setting on the north, with the Kansas City skyline as a backdrop. The south side of the pavilion is raised to accomodate a gathering space, restaurant/ concessions, or an open market.

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To see the entire documentation, please visit:



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NOLA Culinary Incubator This project was part of my Comprehensive Studio (similar to a master’s thesis) at The University of Kansas. This was a pivotal time in my education, as I was exposed to a more holistic process of approaching design. The studio focus was on social problems pertaining to food access in New Orleans, and I was tasked to design a Culinary Incubator that may also serve as a public farmers market, and as an extension of an existing grocery store, no longer in use after Hurricane Katrina. While researching food access in New Orleans, I was very intrigued by the public market concept and how it has evolved, and incorporated my research into my final design. The story of this project can be shortened to these words: RELATE, REVIVE, CULTIVATE, and COMMUNITY. I’ve given a short overview of this project. Please see the full documentation of this project at

Project : Master’s Comprehensive Thesis Year

: 2014

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The image above was taken December 2017.

Romana Riley Lofts The Romana Riley Elementary was in operation from the early 1900’s to the 1990’s, and later used as a community building. This Affordable Housing project received federal and state tax credits for historic building restoration. To be energy efficient and help ensure lower utility bills, the existing structures will be renovated to meet Earth Craft standards. Romana Riley lofts are scheduled to be completed in 2019. The site consists of the Main school building built around 1905, an annex built 10 years later, and an empty lot where the cafeteria once stood. A new building housing 27 new apartments will be built on the vacant lot, and 30 apartments will be divided between the existing buildings.

Location : Savannah, Georgia Year

: 2018 - 2019

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RIGHT: A new elevator was designed to be located in the breezeway to serve as connector to both buildings. During excavation, it was discovered that the school’s foundation footing was not as we had anticipated, which caused us to redesign the connecting walkway. Every inch counts when designing for an ADA ramp!

RIGHT: The necessity for more space required the use of this basement room. While not originally planned to be removed, the contaminated soil in a section of the basement required special handling in order to meet air quality regulations.


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