BNIM earned three American Architecture Awards from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. These three projects—American Enterprise Group National Headquarters Renovation, Pacific Center Campus Development, and University of Iowa Visual Arts Building (with Steven Holl Architects)—represented the best in American-designed new works of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design/planning. MORE
BNIM was honored with several award as the IIDA Mid American Chapter hosted the Mid America Design Awards (MADA): Westport Presbyterian Church was honored with a Gold Award for Restoration/Renovation and was also named "Best in Show;" Pacific Center Campus Development won a Gold Award in the Corporate, Large category; and University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3) won a Gold Award for in the Education, Research category.
The Henry W. and Marion H. Bloch Gallery of Art, an expansion to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, fuses architecture with landscape and features five striking glass "lenses" rising from the rolling terrain on the east side of the Museum. These lenses house gallery space that dots the landscape and allows diffuse light to enter the galleries below and respond to the undulating topography outside. The expansion is the first major addition to this cultural institution and Beaux-Arts style structure since it opened in 1933. It is considered a "feather" to the original museum's "stone." The new addition contains galleries and public facilities including an entry lobby, an art library, a cafe and a sculpture court devoted to the works of Isamu Noguchi. About 55 percent more space is available for the Museum's permanent collection and space for special exhibits is doubled. BNIM was selected to serve as Architect of Record with Design Architect Steven Holl on this major expansion.
Ten years ago, an F5 tornado destroyed more than 90% of Greensburg, Kansas. Following the disaster, Governor Sebelius and the AIA contacted BNIM to assist in rebuilding and recovery due to our history of helping communities in the wake of natural disasters.