2020 Fred J. Geier Associate of the Year Award: Scott Bickford

Fred J. Geier Associate of the Year Award

The Associate of the Year Award was renamed in 2010 in memory of Fred J. Geier. Geier was honored three times as Associate of the Year. He was known as a man of true character and is remembered by the many lives he touched. Congratulations to the 2020 Fred J. Geier Associate of the Year, Scott Bickford of R.S. Bickford & Company.

One of Kansas City’s most acclaimed architects, Scott stresses the client’s preferences more than his own artistic expression. He regards the house not just as an abstract exercise of the designer’s artistic virtuosity and technical skill, but also – indeed, primarily – as an adjunct to the client’s lifestyle and as an expression of the client’s character, values and status.

Scott joined the KCHBA in 1988 and many of his clients are custom home builders within the KCHBA. As chair of the 2020 Artisan Home Tour Committee, Scott led a group that hosted the most successful Artisan tour yet – despite a global pandemic.

Congratulations, Scott!