SFS Architecture

Laura Burkhalter

Laura Burkhalter

Laura grew up on a farm that has been in her family for over a century, and raised cattle to help pay for part of her college education. She chose to focus her career on design because she wanted to help create meaningful and functional spaces for people to live, work and play. Laura loves to make things, and is usually in the middle of multiple craft projects. She’s also very active in her beloved historic neighborhood, Southmoreland, home to some of Kansas City’s most treasured institutions.


Bachelor of Science, Environmental Design and Minor, Art and Architecture History; University of Missouri, 2001

Recent Projects

First Federal Bank State Line Branch Renovation
St. Peter’s Catholic Church and School
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Shawnee)
U.S. Customs and Immigration Office Renovation
O’Fallon Civic Park
Columbia Sports Complex
KCMO Municipal Courthouse Renovation
Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center Renovation

Community Involvement

International Interior Design Association
IIDA Leading the Way Mentor
AIA Kansas City Pillars Leadership Program, 2019-2020
MainCor, Board of Directors
Southmoreland Neighborhood Association
Midtown Plaza Plan, Implementation Committee Member