History

Timeline

1961
June

Founded

NSPJ Architects first job, a residential home sketch design
June 1961 – The firm is founded as Howard H. Nearing AIA Architect by Howard Nearing. (Photo: First Project)
1963
January

Name Changed

Firm name changes to Howard H. Nearing AIA/P.S. Staats, Associate, Architects with Stan Staats joining the firm. Offices are located in the Bryant Building, 11th and Grand, Kansas City, Missouri
1965
January

Partnership Formed

Nearing Staats as Partners Firm Move
Nearing and Staats Architects, a Partnership is formed, and the office is relocated to Johnson County, Kansas at 4800 Rainbow Avenue. (Photo: Newsprint announcing partnership)
1973
July

Incorporated

Nearing and Staats AIA Architects Chartered becomes incorporated on July 6, 1973
1974
March

Office Relocates

NSPJ first office location
In March of 1974 the office relocates to Nall Gardens at 5400 West 61st Place, Shawnee Mission, Kansas. (Photo: Newsprint of article showing new office)        
1989
August

Name Change, Addition of Principal Architects

Nearing Staats Prelogar & Jones AIA
Firm name becomes Nearing Staats Prelogar & Jones AIA Architects Chartered, with the addition of Bill Prelogar, Jr., AIA (1972-present) and Richard E. Jones, AIA (1973-present) as Principal Architects. (Photo: Promotional piece showcasing new name)
2000
April

Directors Added

Firm management adds George A. Higgins (1973-present) and Mark E. Wendlandt (1974-2018) as Principal Architects. Howard Nearing attains “emeritus” status
2002
September

Relocates to Prairie Village

Relocates to Prairie Village
Firm moves its offices to a building of its own design at 3515 West 75th Street, Prairie Village, Kansas. (Photo: Nearing, Staats, Prelogar & Jones Office)
2007
January

Landscape Architecture

Firm adds Landscape Architecture to list of firm disciplines
2009
February

Directors Added

Firm management adds Cheryl S. Beaver (1977-1982 and 1996-present), Timothy W. Homburg (1992-present) and Clint Evans (2005-present) as Directors
2011
June

50 Years

Nearing, Staats, Prelogar, Jones original logo
Nearing Staats Prelogar & Jones AIA Architects Chartered celebrates 50 Years
2014
May

Promotions

Firm management adds Timothy W. Homburg and Clint Evans as Executive Vice Presidents, and Cheryl S. Beaver and Paul Staats as Vice Presidents
2015
January

Leadership Changes

Firm management names Timothy W. Homburg & Clint Evans as Co-Presidents, and Paul Staats as Executive Vice President
May

Name Change

NSPJ Architects
Name changes to NSPJ Architects, PA
2017
July

Promotion

Firm management adds Katie Martinovic (2007 – present) as Principal Landscape Architect
2019
June

Promotions

Katie Martinovic, Kiley Darden, Theresa Curtis are named Vice Presidents and on the Board of Directors
Firm management adds Katie Martinovic, Kiley Scott Darden (2000 – present) and Theresa Sipe Curtis (2001 – present) as Vice Presidents and have been elected onto the Board of Directors for the firm.  

3515 W. 75th Street, Suite 201 | Prairie Village, Kansas 66208 | (913) 831-1415

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