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Lutheran Church of Hope – Ankeny is a place of sanctuary and spiritual connection within a rapidly expanding environment of residential and mixed-used developments. The pure white form of the exterior contrast the earth tone contextual environment. Inside, a gathering wall serves as an organizing element which grows from the chapel form and gradually increases in porosity to provide views to and from the worship environment. As the church’s congregation continues to grow, the new structure creates a setting for connection and community.

Human-Centered Design for Community Youth Concepts


Sometimes the universe conspires to present a course of action that is so obviously synergistic that it cannot be ignored. BNIM’s engagement with Human-Centered Design is one such occurrence. Synergistic because it ultimately led to the opening of a Youth Enrichment Center in one of Des Moines most underserved

Recent Recognition

Monsters are among us…

As part of 2015 Kansas City Design Week, and in association with AIA Kansas City, the 2015 Monsters of Design winners were announced during the closing ceremonies held in the lower east bottoms Saturday, April 4th. We’re proud to announce that BNIM was well represented, taking home four distinct awards, including the People’s Choice award for which the public voted on the night of the event. Please join us in congratulating the following projects and teams:

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BNIM at SCUP

Steve McDowell is presenting at Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s 50th Annual Conference in Chicago. His session, titled "Reimagining the Research Library " features the Price Gilbert - Crosland Tower Renewal at Georgia Institute of Technology.  The transformation of the library is founded on changes in the way that students and faculty currently use the library, as well as trends in library utilization across the United States.

Patient-Centered Care Learning Center Breaks Ground

The Patient-Centered Care Learning Center and School of Medicine Expansion broke ground on July 9, 2015. Several health systems have partnered with the University to expand the MU medical student class size. The public-private partnership will bring transformational change by ultimately providing more than 300 additional physicians for the state, adding more than $390 million annually to Missouri’s economy and creating 3,500 new jobs.