Lutheran Church of Hope – Ankeny is a place of sanctuary and spiritual connection within a rapidly expanding environment of residential and mixed-used developments. The pure white form of the exterior contrast the earth tone contextual environment. Inside, a gathering wall serves as an organizing element which grows from the chapel form and gradually increases in porosity to provide views to and from the worship environment. As the church’s congregation continues to grow, the new structure creates a setting for connection and community.
BNIM, in collaboration with Moore Ruble Yudell, recently worked with the Henry W. Bloch School of Management at UMKC to design a new building. The Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides new spaces for the demands of increased student population, the specialized needs of entrepreneurial education programs and to serve the growing executive education programs of the Bloch School, while also serving the currently unmet needs for teaching spaces to serve the undergraduate and graduate programs of the school. The design of the new 68,000 square foot building is intentionally simple and elegant. It includes a 200-seat auditorium, multiple flexible and active learning classrooms, seminar rooms, finance lab, and faculty offices. The upper three floors of the building are connected by an open, light-filled lobby that includes an amphitheater will serve as an important student gathering area for the entire school.
Sometimes the universe conspires to present a course of action that is so obviously synergistic that it cannot be ignored. BNIM’s engagement with Human-Centered Design is one such occurrence. Synergistic because it ultimately led to the opening of a Youth Enrichment Center in one of Des Moines most underserved
BNIM is proud to announce that Maria Maffry, Principal and Chief Business Development Officer, was named to the 2015 class of Women Who Mean Business. Each year, the Kansas City Business Journal announces area executives and entrepreneurs with exceptional business accomplishments to receive the honor, and recipients span industries from tech to construction.
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: