As co-founder and CEO of Hufft Projects, Jesse Hufft has her hands in every aspect of the business. Not only does she manage the Kansas City, Missouri firm’s day-to-day operations, but she also directs strategic planning, leads the compliance and audits team, oversees marketing and PR efforts, and the list goes on.
Alongside her husband Matthew, fellow co-founder and creative director, Jesse’s dedication to their dream company, has put Hufft Projects on a national stage, receiving numerous design awards and recognition from Dwell and Architectural Digest. Unlike most architecture firms, Hufft Projects doesn’t solely design but builds, fabricates, and furnishes as well. (Check our personal favorites of Hufft Projects—Postcard House and Showhouse!)
We put the Kansas City CEO through our 18-question ringer to see where her Midwest roots (and tastes) lie.
Favorite place in the Midwest?
What temperature is considered warm enough for no coat?
50 in March – bring on spring! 50 in October is back to coats!
Favorite meal to cook?
Grilling anything and everything.
What’s a hidden gem in your city?
Local coffee shop of choice?
Go-to pizza toppings?
Pepperoni and jalapeños
Soda or Pop?
Duck Duck Goose or Duck Duck Grey Duck?
Duck Duck Goose. Didn’t even know what the other one was!
Favorite local brewery?
Can you name all the ingredients in puppy chow?
Hmmm, no. Are marshmallows in it?
How many shovels do you own?
2 snow, 3 gardening
Favorite food on a stick?
Skiing or wakeboarding?
Signature drink order?
Well, sauvignon blanc…but a drink, Greyhound or a White Russian
Mississippi River or Great Lakes?
Float trips on the river
Favorite Midwestern artist?
Painter Robert Bingaman – just purchased a piece of his
Favorite building in the Midwest?
Does the St. Louis Arch count?!
Featured Image compliment of Andrew Fabin
Connect with Jesse Hufft and Hufft Projects
Facebook: Hufft Projects LLC