Be Like Mike
Helix Founding Principal Reeves Wiedeman, FAIA honored Mike with one of his legendary toasts at our annual holiday party. As the fourth ever Helix employee, Mike set a precedent for future generations of Helixers to follow. In his epic roast — I mean, toast — Reeves outlined the key traits that we all need to be like Mike.
“He was working on these big, major projects, and we offered him a big, major kitchen addition,” joked Wiedeman.
But Mike proved to be an adaptable leader. Regardless of type or scale, Mike offered the same level of care and attention to all of our projects, ensuring that they resulted in a functional, beautiful reflection of our clients’ vision.
As an example, Mike served as project manager for the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University. Working in association with Moore / Anderson Architects, Mike led the Helix team to devise a solution for the highly technical detailing required to achieve the complex design. Built of native stone and concrete, it was recognized for its craftsmanship by the American Institute of Architects.
Mike’s disposition made him a perfect fit for our institutional and public sector clients. Some of his notable work includes the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) Headquarters, the KCPD Leon Mercer East Patrol Campus, and Independence Fire Department Station 7.