Brianna Cara McKenzie

Brianna Cara McKenzie

Springfield, MO, US



I am a little over one year graduated from college with a Master of Architecture. I am certainly not a master of architecture yet! I have a lot to learn and many tests to study for before I make the ultimate leep to "architect." Directly out of school, I sought experience in preservation architecture where I can exercise my beliefs in sustainable design and preservation culture. I truly believe that the most sustainable building is the one that already exists. The more I discover about historic and existing buildings, the more this belief is affirmed. I also have a continued interest in volunteerism and humanitarianism. I am working on growing these roots in Kansas City by getting involved with the community through a few organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Historic Kansas City and AIA Kansas City. My goals include pursuing licensure and Leed AP in the next few years. I then plan to attend graduate school where I can learn the true art and science of preservation architecture.

As I work towards these career goals, I continue to pursue my passions in art, history, architecture and helping others.


Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO, Art Instructor

Worked February to July as an educator developing art lesson plans and implementing lesson plans ages 4-12 for Laumeier's Summer Art Camp. Additionally, worked at park events including the annual art fair, Discover Laumeier Festival and Music & Movies.

Jan 2005 - Jul 2012

Drury University, Springfield, MO, US, Phonathon Associate

Participated in the 2010 fundraising event for Drury University to help supply scholarships to current and incoming students

Oct 2010 - Dec 2010


Drury University, Springfield, MO, US, MArch, Hammons School of Architecture

Aug 2008 - current


Certificate of Merit Award, Other

A certificate of merit is awarded to the second-ranking graduating student.


Rainbow Network Headquarters Compeition, Honorable Mention

A small group collaboration competing to design an international headquarters for the Rainbow Network in Managua, Nicaragua.


Pella Window and Doors Study Abroad Scholarship, Scholarship

Awarded to a student studying abroad. Selected by architecture faculty.