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.
Greensburg's City Hall serves as the symbol of the town's vitality and leadership in becoming a model sustainable community where social, environmental and economic concerns are held in balance. Located prominently in the center of town along Main Street, the building is within walking distance to shops, amenities and many residences, strengthening the connection between the government and the townspeople. The City Hall building houses the City's administrative offices and council chambers, which also serve as a public gathering space for town meetings and municipal court sessions. At the front of the building, a vertical axis wind turbine indicates the significance of city government and the goals for a more sustainable future for Greensburg. As the first LEED Platinum City Hall project in the United States, this building incorporates a philosophy that reduces consumption at every level, reuses, recycles and cleans its waste and generates clean power for the community.
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...