Organizing Women

Organizing Women

This week we celebrated 20 years of CREW Kansas City. As a chapter of the national Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network, this organization has been pivotal in widening my view of women in leadership and of women in business. I’m honored to have served and...
Shout out to Orlando #AIACON

Shout out to Orlando #AIACON

What a week. While we’ve been busy here at Odimo with projects, collaborations, and continuing to build the practice, we missed the party in Orlando at the AIA National Conference on Architecture. From here, it looks like it’s been quite the Convention. Congrats to...
#2017goals

#2017goals

In 2014 on a flight home after a long business trip, I plugged in to the HBR IdeaCast and listened to Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. I bought the book that night. It changed my perspective and focus, and although I didn’t know...
New Office + New Team

New Office + New Team

We started out in an incubator space in September, and quickly realized we needed more room to grow. In November we moved downstairs, and we’re loving our new space. A handful of talented folks have joined the team this fall. With experience in mixed use...
House of Cars

House of Cars

Recently while visiting UMKC, I intentionally parked in the Cherry Street parking structure, a previous project. As I walked through, checking on a few details, I heard French horns practicing. Light/air/music. Surreal. Beautiful. Memorable. And in a parking garage....

Gender Disparities in the Tech Industry

So I have a pretty amazing family… I promise all of my blogs will not be about the amazing women in my life… but, I’ve got to brag. My sister, Ellie Stillwell, was recently published for her research in Gender Disparities in Tech, and I think all industries...
Entrepreneurship and the Kansas City Network

Entrepreneurship and the Kansas City Network

This is a story about the value of a network… and maybe about being part of a well-connected small city. It was simply awesome to be featured in this recent article by the Kansas City Business Journal – and particularly to be in the issue with the cover story on the...
First one out of the gate

First one out of the gate

First drawing set and permit in hand today. Really excited for this project, not just because it’s the first to be realized, but because it’s awesome. Simple Science Juices is a growing company with big ideas. Go be healthy and check out their flagship in Overland...
Let’s start with some thanks

Let’s start with some thanks

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Hello I’m Odimo.. what do you want to build today? Let’s start with some thanks. Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA. She was a force of nature. A phenomenal designer, leader, and influence on our profession. What Would...
The Water/Energy Nexus

The Water/Energy Nexus

The recent KU INFEWS water symposium kicked off with an evening panel on Research at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water. The first speaker just happened to be my sister in law, Dr. Ashlynn Stillwell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental...
CREW KC January Lunch

CREW KC January Lunch

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] The January CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Kansas City was quite a timely topic for me this year. Advertised as ‘Women & Risk Taking’ the panel discussion focused on business ownership and start up....
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

ODIMO [ah – di – mo] verb. To Navigate – your advocate, your guide, your architect. That’s what we do. As architects we support our client’s vision by helping them navigate the sometimes daunting process of design and construction. In a RIBA...