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BNIM has worked with Thunder Valley CDC on a Regenerative Community Plan to create a sustainable and interconnected community. On June 22, 2015, Thunder Valley CDC held a groundbreaking on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to signify the change that is about to take place. Federal partners have already stated their support and, in many cases, major funding for the project, which aims to eliminate poverty through better housing, places for businesses to thrive, and a supportive environment for youth, elderly and families. Each of the 300 attendees lifted a shovel of earth in celebration of the community’s future. 

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Vanguard


On March 24, BNIM announced that Gunnar Hand, AICP had been named to the 2015 Vanguard. This group, named by the international nonprofit media organization Next City, recognizes the top urban innovators under the age of 40 who are working to make change in cities.

At the Next City Vanguard conference I had the pleasure of becoming

Recent Recognition

Monsters are among us…

As part of 2015 Kansas City Design Week, and in association with AIA Kansas City, the 2015 Monsters of Design winners were announced during the closing ceremonies held in the lower east bottoms Saturday, April 4th. We’re proud to announce that BNIM was well represented, taking home four distinct awards, including the People’s Choice award for which the public voted on the night of the event. Please join us in congratulating the following projects and teams:

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Design in the Middle: Marking Place in the American Small Town

On Friday, April 10, 2015, Steve McDowell will present Greensburg City Hall at the Design in the Middle Symposium at Drury University, Hammons School of Architecture Auditorium. The symposium, held from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, will focus on projects in small towns and rural landscapes that are removed from centers of culture, where creative and critical architecture challenges the widely held view that design serves merely as aesthetic gloss or budgetary luxury. The symposium will serve as a culminating and synthesizing event for the Hammons School of Architecture’s lecture series, which will focus this year on the theme "Locating Design." 

Healthy KC Taking Strides

BNIM Principal and Director of Design, Steve McDowell, has been selected as Healthy KC's Special Commissioner of Active Living. Healthy KC, an initiative announced by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, aims to create a culture of healthy living and wellness for the region.