Cheri Beaver joined NSPJ Architects in 1977. She was the first woman hired to work in the NSPJ drafting room and went on to become the first woman to become a partner in the firm. Cheri’s practice has been focused on all types of residential architecture, including large custom homes, lake houses, patio homes and townhouses along with remodels, renovations and additions. One of her custom residences in Miami County, Kansas was recognized with the 2011 Kansas City Homes & Gardens Gold Award for Best Custom Home in the range of $1.5 Million to $2 Million. Her renovation and addition to the Xi of Sigma Kappa Sorority Chapter House at the University of Kansas was recognized in 2016 with a Building Excellence Award from the Kansas City Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America.