Austin Massoth, Principal


Austin still has a long career ahead of him, but in the eyes of his three and six year-old daughters, he may never top his work on the Helzberg Penguin Plaza at the Kansas City Zoo.

He was just a little kid himself when his parents built a new house in the small southwestern Kansas town of Cimarron. He followed the builder around, wearing his own tool belt.

The son of a K-State alumnus, he enjoyed taking trips to visit the campus in Manhattan with his family while growing up. The university’s excellent architecture program clinched his career choice.

As a working architect, he loves being involved in a wide range of projects and taking on diverse assignments, from programming and design through construction. Before the ribbon is finally cut, his goal is always the same: to apply his knowledge and disciplined attention to detail in order to make the built environment better for everyone (even the penguins, much to his kids’ delight).

See Austin Massoth’s resume here.