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Lutheran Church of Hope – Ankeny is a place of visual and spiritual sanctuary within a rapidly expanding community. The pure white form contrasts the earth tones of the residential and mixed-use context. Inside, a gathering wall serves as an organizing element which grows from the chapel and  increases in porosity to provide views to and from the worship environment. 

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On the first Saturday in December in the year 2000, I was unpacking boxes in our then-new offices in the Power and Light Building when the phone rang. It was John O’Brien, artist and gallery owner, demanding that I stop what I was doing and walk down to his gallery at 19th and Baltimore. I knew John as a neighborhood leader when our firm was

Water Services Department Grand Opening

The City of Kansas City Missouri Water Services Department will have a grand opening on Tuesday October 6, at 5:30 PM for the Swope Campus Sustainable Stormwater Improvements Project. The project includes real life examples of stormwater runoff reduction and water quality education. The grand opening celebration will feature demonstrations of the project's features throughout the site, as well as a ceremonial planting to mark the project completion.

BNIM at SxSW Eco

Urban Planner Josh Boehm will make a  presentation at SxSW Eco on October 6. He will illustrate some of the emerging innovations of Kansas City’s Smart + Connected City initiative. Kansas City’s Smart City infrastructure will accompany the City’s nearly complete 2.2-mile downtown streetcar route, and will be the largest network in North America. While built by a public-private partnership between the City, Cisco, and Sprint, the Smart City project is built on a foundation of openness, with opportunities for other collaborators to find entrepreneurial uses of Smart City data. More about the presentation.