WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2, 2013) â€“ Hanley Wood and the Hanley Foundation released today the names of eight distinguished nominees for The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. The Hanley Award, now in its fourth year, is sponsored by The Hanley Foundation, ECOHOME, and BUILDER. Previous winners are Edward Mazria (2009), Alex Wilson (2010), and Sam Rashkin (2012). One recipient will be honored and presented with $50,000, the largest annual award ever established in the residential design and construction industry. Noteworthy candidates have demonstrated extraordinary, lasting, and far-reaching contributions to the advancement of sustainable housing in the United States.
This yearâ€™s nominees are:
John Abrams Founder, South Mountain Company, Marthaâ€™s Vineyard, MA
Bob Berkebile, FAIA Founding Principal, BNIM Architects, Kansas City, MO
Dennis Creech Co-founder, Southface Energy Institute, Atlanta, GA
Douglas Farr Founder, Farr Associates, Chicago, IL
Mark LaLiberte Founder, LaLiberte Online, Scottsdale, AZ
Christopher Leinberger President of LOCUS, Professor at George Washington School of Business, and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
Sarah Susanka, FAIA Founder, Susanka Studios, Raleigh, NC
Steven Winter, FAIA Founder, Steven Winter Associates, Norwalk, CT
This yearâ€™s judges are Michael J. Hanley, president of the Hanley Foundation and creator of The Hanley Award; Frank Anton, Vice Chairman of Hanley Wood; Sam Rashkin, 2012 Hanley Award recipient and chief Architect, DOE Building Technologies Program; Eden Brukman, Principal at Concenter Solutions and former VP of the Living Future Institute; and Aurora Sharrard, PhD, VP Innovation, Green Building Alliance.
The Hanley Award will be presented to the winner on September 4, 2013 at the annual Hanley Award Dinner in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the award, click here.
About The Hanley Foundation
The Hanley Foundation is a non-profit foundation that provides funding for housing, environmental and other causes. Michael Hanley, retired chairman and co-founder of Hanley Wood, started the family foundation in 1999. The Foundation supports local entities helping provide shelter, like Friendship Place in Washington, D.C., the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, along with many others. In 2009, The Foundation established The Hanley Award.
About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media, event, information and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, Newsletters, websites, marquee trade shows and events, Market Intelligence data and strategic marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans.
Kansas City, Mo. (February 11, 2013) â€” BNIM today announced Vincent P. Gauthier has joined BNIM as Director of Planning. Gauthier brings more than 25 years of experience leading development in the public and private sector. Gauthier joins BNIM after previous positions as President of Urban Realty Interests, Inc. an urban development consultancy, a previous post as Director of the Port Authority of Kansas City and continues his tenure as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he has taught â€śUrban Redevelopmentâ€ť since 2002.
â€śVincent is uniquely qualified to lead BNIMâ€™s planning studio,â€ť says Steve McDowell, BNIMâ€™s Director of Design. â€śIn his roles as a preservationist, urban planner, director of a redevelopment authority, real estate broker, multi-use developer and community leader, he has developed a strong history of ensuring implementation on a wide variety of projects and will bring this same ability to BNIMâ€™s planning projects.â€ť
The BNIM Planning studio empowers communities to be healthier, more vital, and more sustainable through transformative planning and community development projects. Gauthier brings insight into how communities and municipalities function to his role and will continue to cultivate deep interaction with our clients to realize systems-based solutions and implementation success.
He will lead a well-established and collaborative group of BNIM planners who have worked on such projects as the Sustainable Comprehensive Plan for Greensburg; Kan.; Tuscaloosa Forward Generational Master Plan, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Rebuild Springfield, Tornado Rebuilding Master Plan & Strategy, Springfield, Mass.; City of Fargo Comprehensive Plan, Fargo, N.D.; and many others.
Gauthier studied architecture as an undergraduate at Tulane University and holds a Master of Science in Planning from University of Tennessee, as well as a Master in Design Studies with Distinction in Real Estate Development from Harvard University.
â€śI firmly believe in the practice of BNIM and look forward to contributing to the transformative efforts of these holistic planning initiatives,â€ť said Vincent Gauthier. â€śThere is extreme value to a fully integrated, holistic approach in the design and development process and I look forward to working with BNIMâ€™s proactive, collaborative planning practice.â€ť
Vincent can be reached at email@example.com or at 816.783.1528.
Kansas City, Mo. â€“ January 14, 2013 â€“ The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognized two of BNIMâ€™s projects as 2013 recipients of the AIA Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture, the professionâ€™s highest recognition of works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. The Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity located in the former Union Station Power House in Kansas City, Mo. and BNIM Iowa, the firmâ€™s studio in Des Moines, Ia. were among the 9 projects selected to receive awards for Interior Architecture. Winners will be recognized at the 64th Annual Honors & Awards Celebration at the 2013 AIA National Convention on June 20-22 in Denver, Co.
Describing the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, the jury notes: â€śThis project was commended for both the interior architecture and for the precedent it sets for the reuse of the country's industrial building stock. The design was also commended for the way it inserts an entirely new and different function into the space, clearly defining the new and the old while equally celebrating the character of the original industrial building.â€ť
Relocating the Kansas City Ballet (KCB) involved preservation and adaptive reuse of the 52,000sf historic Power House at Kansas Cityâ€™s Union Station, a former coal-burning plant completed in 1914. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2004, the building sat abandoned from the 1970s until 2006. To transform the Power House, the team turned generator rooms into dance studios, coal bunkers into dressing rooms, and fire pits into useable space, while adhering to The Secretary of the Interiorâ€™s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Today, the Bolender Center serves as a home for KCB, a community events venue, and a strong hub for performing arts in the Midwest.
Describing BNIM Iowa, the jury notes: â€śThis project has the mark of a mature designer, willing to reduce the existing space to its barest essentials. The connection to the street is celebrated, using its activity to enliven the interior, where the details are conceptually aligned to the language of the architecture. A simple and clear diagram executed beautifully.â€ť
Located within a former bank lobby on the southeast corner of an active street intersection, this open studio engages the urban core and fosters collaboration. The space uses the minimal insertion of partial height elements to harvest daylight and define programmatic functions. Spatial organization follows the preexisting window module, reinforcing the interior diagram and engaging the public at street level. The studio is organized around a central wall clad in a continuous rhythm of cork panels for critiques, spontaneous collaboration and display, which creates an edge to the studio environment and defines an open conference area and kitchen/library/workspace. The studio has brought life to the street level and helped foster a rejuvenation of the urban core.
In response to the recognition, BNIM Director of Design Steve McDowell, FAIA said, "This national design recognition represents a relentless commitment to discovery and design excellence within our firm. We bring a rigorous pursuit of excellence to each project and client by seeking the best in our collaborators and in ourselves."
For project images, jury comments and additional credit information, see the AIA website.
The jury for the 2013 Institute Honor Awards for Interior Architecture included: Andrew Wells, FAIA (Chair), Dake Wells Architecture, Springfield, Missouri; Susan H. Jones, FAIA, Atelierjones, LLC, Seattle; Carlos M. Martinez, AIA, Gensler, Chicago; Ronald J. McCoy, FAIA, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey; and Catherine M. Truman, AIA, Ann Beha Architects, Boston.
The model energy efficient office building of the Iowa Utilities Board and the Office of Consumer Advocate has been awarded LEEDÂ® Platinum Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. Participation in the LEED process demonstrates leadership, innovation, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility, with LEED Platinum representing the highest international standard.
Ten architecture firm blogs catch the eye of Architectural Record magazine. BNIM is one of them. Other firm blogs include those of Perkins & Will, Gensler, BIG, FXFOWLE, ZGF and Foster & Partners. Three blogs dedicated to architecture, Utile, recool and Life of an Architect were part of this list of 10 blogs to watch in 2013.