GBA Celebrates 50 Years of Remarkable Solutions in the Architecture/Engineering Industry

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On June 23, 2019, GBA will mark its 50th year of carrying out its core purpose: creating remarkable solutions for a higher quality of life. Founded by civil engineer George Butler, the firm George E. Butler & Associates, Inc. started with ten employees in an office on the sixth floor of a downtown Kansas City, Missouri office. Specializing in site Read More>
Aerial view of interchange post-construction.

Divergabout Design Awarded APWA Kansas City Chapter Project of the Year

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On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the American Public Works Association Kansas City Chapter announced that the US-50 @ MO-291S Interchange was chosen for its Public Works Project of the Year (Transportation Project category – over $5 million but less than $25 million). The innovative divergabout design used in GBA’s winning entry was a joint effort with the Missouri Department of Read More>

GBA’s Advanced Robotics and Remote Sensing Group Wins AUVSI XCELLENCE Award

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GBA was selected as the first-place entry for the Commercial/Enterprise Operation category of the XCELLENCE Awards. The Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) chose GBA from a pool of accomplished applicants and several finalists. Winners were announced during the awards ceremony at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL trade show on Tuesday, April 30 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. GBA’s Advanced Read More>

6200 Nieman Storm and Turkey Creek Tributary Improvements Named ASCE Kansas City Section 2018 Civil Engineering Project of the Year

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The American Society of Civil Engineers Kansas City Section announced that the 6200 Nieman Storm and Turkey Creek Tributary Improvements project was named its 2018 Civil Engineering Project of the Year. This award focuses on civil engineering designs that use innovative technologies, creative solutions and enhanced sustainability methods. The design used in GBA’s winning entry was a joint effort with Read More>

Innovative Divergabout Design Receives ACEC Missouri Engineering Excellence Competition Award

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On Saturday, February 9, 2019, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri announced that US-50 @ MO-291S Interchange was chosen for its Engineering Excellence Competition Honor Award. This award is part of an annual competition that recognizes engineering feats in a range of fields. The innovative design used in GBA’s winning entry was a joint effort with the Missouri Read More>

GBA’s Leslie Barnt Named Water Environment Principal

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GBA is excited to announce the promotion of Leslie Barnt to Water Environment Principal. For over 27 years, Barnt has directed stormwater and environmental planning, design and construction improvements for clients in the public and private sector. Starting as a staff engineer at GBA in 1991, Barnt has worked on notable projects throughout his career with the firm, including work Read More>

GBA Announces the Hiring of Molly Narendran, Director of Marketing

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GBA has named Molly Narendran as its Director of Marketing. In this role, Narendran will use her extensive marketing and communications experience to lead the firm’s Marketing Department and share the GBA story with clients, partners and potential employees. “I’m excited to be part of a company with 50 years of successful history and a strong focus on continual growth,” Read More>

Foxridge Drive Project Awarded ACEC of Kansas – City Public Improvement Award

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On Thursday, November 15, 2018, the American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas selected the Foxridge Drive project for its City Public Improvement Award. The GBA-designed project rehabilitated Foxridge Drive from 51st to 56th Street in Mission, Kansas. The success of the project, submitted in the 5,000 to 19,999 population category, was a joint effort between GBA’s Transportation Group, the Read More>