The National Capital Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the expansion for the Kennedy Center. The project is a $100 million expansion to create new space for rehearsals, classrooms, studios and events. The project, which will start construction this fall, is designed by Steven Holl with BNIM serving in a role of Executive Architect responsible for the technical precision of the completed design. Three new pavilions located south of the main building and totaling 72,000 square feet will be constructed: the Entry and Glissando pavilions, and a third pavilion called the River Pavilion, that was redesigned to be on land.
This collaborative office environment was designed to accommodate an expanding architectural practice in an existing street level urban office building located in the Central Business District of Des Moines, Iowa. While the work stations are relatively fixed, the organization of the spaces, the communal tack wall and open conferencing areas provide for flexibility and sharing of ideas and concepts. Designed initially to provide work areas for 14, the space can comfortably accommodate 18 work areas for future growth. Few walls subdivide the space providing a volumetric environment that can be adapted and changed as working methodologies change over time.
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: