American Enterprise Group National Headquarters was recognized by Docomomo US as one of nine winners of the 2017 Modernism in America Awards program. The venerable building was designed by Gordon Bunshaft and completed in 1965. Upon opening the building was featured in LIFE magazine and deemed “the talk of the Midwest,” The American Enterprise Group received an Honor Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects in 1967 and again, for its renovation, in 2016. MORE
When it opened 10 years ago, the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art was instrumental in the explosion of one of the most vibrant arts communities in the country. Today Kansas City is a thriving ecosystem for creating, enjoying, and nurturing art and creativity. BNIM's work is defining a culture of promoting the fine and performing arts in Kansas City, with an impact that extends to national and global scales.
BNIM led the initial Campus Master Plan and Conceptual Design process, which was completed in April 2012, for the Pacific Center Campus Development. In August of that year, BNIM was again selected to lead the design of a two-building campus expansion. The two buildings add 410,000 square feet of office, dry laboratory, catering/café, health center, fitness center, lecture hall, multi-purpose learning and conference space to the campus. Both buildings have received LEED gold certification. The new buildings are integrated into an overall campus environment that is organized around properly scaled public spaces, public amenities, and clear circulation systems. The campus experience will provide a dynamic social environment for employees, fostering a spirit of community on the new Pacific Center Campus Development.
This year marks 10 years since a unique moment of international attention was bestowed upon Kansas City. On a sunny day in June 2007, Henry Bloch and others were hoisted into the air in the bucket of a construction lift to celebrate the opening of the Bloch Building expansion at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
In retrospect, this new building and the decisions leading to the selection of its...