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.
Downtown Kansas City is undergoing a transformation, experiencing an eruption of economic development in excess of $4.5 billion over the past few years. As a result of this new development, the City Planning and Development Department of Kansas City, Missouri formed a partnership with the COR Team, led by BNIM, to create policies designed to make certain that the City is able to maintain the momentum of the urban revitalization, while providing strategies to address the unique issues and needs of neighborhoods within the Greater Downtown Area. The plan addresses housing, transportation, infrastructure, land use, economic development, and urban design issues in the eleven neighborhoods in the greater downtown area. Through a collaborative public participation program four primary objectives were identified: Create a walkable downtown; double the population and employment in the downtown area; retain and promote safe, authentic neighborhoods; and promote sustainability.
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...