Devan Case is a founding principal of Pendulum Studio, a Kansas City, MO based architectural practice that specializes in the design and documentation of civic structures, multi-family housing, and sports facilities. He grew up in Queens, NY, Kingston, Jamaica, and Wentzville, MO. Devan is graduate of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership program and an active member of the local and state chapters of the American Institute of Architects. He has led design efforts on over thirty civic and community projects in the past twenty years including Freight House Bridge, City Union Mission, Columbus Park Housing and The Guild, and is recipient of a 2013 NOMA Design Citation.
Q: Why is it important for people to become more involved in preserving their community?
A: There is inherent value in the health of a city when preservation of buildings is prioritized. Dilapidated and demolished buildings create “missing teeth” which [has] a negative impact both socially and economically.