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
Saving great architecture is just as important as making it. This session at the 2017 AIA Conference on Architecture — Rebooting a Classic: American Enterprise Group National Headquarters — will examine American Enterprise Group's corporate headquarters in downtown Des Moines to demonstrate how mid-century design can remain relevant.
FR209 | April 28, 2017 | 2:00 PM
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.
We use the term “Building Positive” to describe this approach. By Building Positive, we bring our deepest values to bear by focusing on three core beliefs:...