About

Thanks for dropping by, and learning a little bit more about me!

First and foremost, I love being a Husband, and Father!  My Wife, Susan, and I have been married  since our final days in college at Kansas State University.  She is a great partner and balances me out wonderfully.

I have two teenage boys and a pre-teen girl, that bring a ton of fun to my life – love them!

I guess you could say that I was born to be an Architect.  A few years ago my Mom found a letter that she wrote to my Grandmother when I was about five years old.  In the letter she wrote an entire paragraph on how I am always “cutting, gluing, drawing and creating” – yep, my passion started out that long ago.

Now 40+ years later I am a partner at Howard + Helmer architecture in Wichita, KS.  While I have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy working on a range of project types from Religious to Education – my passion really is with designing amazing homes for our seniors.

No, I am not an expert at the business, financial and legal side of Senior Living, but I have a passion for where I want to see the person centered care movement head.

Things I want….

  • The ability for residents to stay in one apartment for life.
  • Choice and Freedom.
  • The ability for couples to stay together in one room, even with differing care levels.
  • For people to live and enjoy life on their terms, supported medically as needed.
  • To create home
 These are the types of ideas I will be sharing here on my little corner of the internet.
I would love it if you would reach out, even just to chat.  You can reach me at burke@howardandhelmer.com or just give me a call at my office 316-634-1111.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.