The Amazing Cookie Race
SFS architects Whitley Fields and Allison Vandever helped to lead a team of Cadette Girl Scouts in the design and construction of a structure made of Girl Scout cookie boxes. The competition, a collaboration of the Girl Scouts of NE Missouri and NW Kansas, AIA Kansas City, Women in Design and Time Warner Cable, aimed to expose young women to the design profession.
For six months, Whitley, Allison and a few other fellow women design professionals worked with their team of Girl Scouts to conceptualize, design and engineer a structure using Girl Scout cookie boxes. On March 14, 2015, their team, along with four other teams, participated in Cookie Build – a six-hour competition during which the teams constructed their structures. Whitley and Allison’s team used 991 cookie boxes to create the Amazing Cookie Race. Voting is open to the public and ongoing at Crown Center through March 27, 2015.