Our Firm

At Confluence, we believe in making a difference in our community. This occurs both through our work as professional designers and planners as well as our staff’s volunteer work to improve the quality of life in our communities and neighborhoods. We are fortunate to have talented staff members that share our commitment while actively serving on civic boards, local committees, and non-profit organizations.

A partial listing of organizations and activities with which our staff has been involved includes:

  • ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Planning Association
  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
  • BMP Stormwater Quality Vegetative Components Subcommittee
  • Central Iowa Architects
  • Certified Landscape Architect Registration Boards
  • City of Des Moines Urban Design Review Board
  • City of Fairway, Kansas Plannng Commission
  • City of Sioux Falls Board of Adjustment
  • City of West Des Moines Leadership Development Program
  • Des Moines Architectural Advisory Committee
  • Des Moines Arts Festival
  • Downtown Shareholders – Board of Directors / Kansas City, Kansas
  • Downtown Sioux Falls Design Committee
  • Ducks Unlimited Committee
  • Falls Area Singletrack (FAST)
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Iowa Architectural Foundation Board
  • Iowa Women in Architecture (iaWIA)
  • Kansas City Citizen’s Light Rail Task Force
  • Kansas City Downtown Council – Greenspace Committee
  • Kansas City Downtown Council – Infrastructure Committee
  • Kansas City Industrial Council
  • Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club
  • Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance
  • Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA)
  • Kansas State University Landscape Architecture Advisory Board
  • Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City
  • Mentor Iowa Board of Trustees
  • Missouri Park and Recreation Association (MPRA)
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City
  • Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
  • Northland Housing Service of Kansas City
  • Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
  • ShelterBOX USA Ambassador
  • Sioux Empire Farmers Market Volunteer Committee
  • Sioux Falls Bicycle Committee
  • Sioux Falls Visual Arts Commission
  • Society for College & University Planning (SCUP)
  • The Construction Specifications Institute
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Women in Design – KC (WiD-KC)
  • Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International