10.17.2019 — MKA’s Josh Brickman, Bethany Myelle, and Cody Harvey participated in the Chicago CANstruction competition with a team consisting of SCB, MKA, and Walsh Construction. CANavera, based on the calavera or "sugar skull," is commonly a part of Dia de los Muertos celebrations and is a nod in honor of the many ethnic communities that are essential parts to the richly diverse Greater Chicago area. Our team took home second place in the “People’s Choice” competition and won the “Best Meal” award. Most importantly the team donated almost 6,000 cans to the Greater Chicago Food Depository and over 160,000 cans were donated from all the teams combined! Awesome job!
Take a look at the time lapse construction on our Vimeo channel here: https://vimeo.com/371513061
» Team CANavera Wins Best Meal
09.14.2019 — On Saturday, September 14th, MKA staff, family, and friends participated in our Community Service Project — our 6th year! This year we gathered, 85 strong, at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary in Seattle. The overall project and breakout design teams were led by Patrick Burns and Catherine Cai. Planning for the event begins months in advance to select a project and collaborate with the chosen organization to best fill their needs.
This year we constructed an outdoor learning classroom for the school. The centerpiece is a 25-foot diameter garden constructed of planters and benches. We also designed and constructed kid-sized picnic tables, a tool storage bin, and a worm bin! As you can see from the photos there was a lot of activity, but with the large crew of volunteers and amazing planning by the design teams, we wrapped up our work by mid-day. As the school year progresses, we are excited to see this “community garden for all” come to life!
» 2019 Community Service Project
08.06.2019 — Each year MKA participates in two weeks of exciting office events and competitions to raise money for Food Frenzy benefitting Food Lifeline. A sample of this year’s activities included an Art Walk, Chili Cookoff, Homebrew Competition, Wine Raffle, Bake Sale, and an Oyster Party!
MKA surpased our previous year’s totals by raising over $10,000 for Food Lifeline! Way to go team! We look forward to surpassing this total again next year as we all work together to fight hunger in our communities!
» Food Frenzy 2019