SFS Architecture

Kerry Newman

Kerry Newman


Public architecture has been the focus of Kerry Newman’s nearly 30-year career, and it shows in his designs: facilities that emphasize end-user experience and integrate sustainable design principles to provide greatest lifetime value for the community. Municipal and federal government clients know Kerry for his sincerity, exceptional service, and expertise in informing local stakeholders to enhance project outcomes. Lesser known are his love of running on Kansas City’s many trails, experience as a competitive swim official, and possession of a lucky tie. His approach to providing innovative, high-quality public architecture, from local recreation centers to federal courthouses, is evident in his definition of initiative as simply “noticing what needs to be done, and then doing it.”


Bachelor of Architecture, Iowa State University, 1985
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Iowa State University, 1983

Recent Projects

GSA Region VI IDIQ Contracts - Courts
GSA Region VI IDIQ Contract - Specialized Design Services
GSA Region VI IDIQ Contracts - A-E Services
Grandview Maintenance Facility
Lee’s Summit City Hall Complex
Seneca Aquatics Center
Excelsior Springs Community Center
Blue Springs Fieldhouse Renovation
Olathe Community Center
Mission Aquatic Center
Linden Square at Gladstone Village Center
Osage Prairie YMCA Natatorium Addition
Legacy Park Amphitheatre
Oak Grove City Hall/Police Station Renovation
Oak Grove Aquatic Center/Recreation Center
National Park Service IDIQ Contract
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Little Sand Bay Visitor Center
Robert A. Young Federal Building Seismic Improvements Design-Build Bridging Documents
KCK Downtown Community Center/YMCA
Salina Downtown Fieldhouse
Blue Springs City Hall Renovation/Expansion
Bonner Springs Government Services Center Study
Recreation Park Activity Center
Lake Olathe Park Master Plan
Cedar Lake Park Master Plan
Hawk Ridge Park Master Plan
Merriam Recreational Facilities Master Plan
Columbia Sports Complex
O’Fallon Civic Park
Meadowbrook Park Activity Center