The 10th and Wyandotte Parking Garage rethinks parking structure design and reveals unexpected possibilities in Kansas City’s urban core. The project is a collaboration with the artist Andy Brayman — founder of The Matter Factory, a studio for ceramics artists who integrate digital modeling and fabrication processes into their practices — whose goal in crafting the ceramic inserts was to make the garage beautiful from a distance and to the touch. The structure seamlessly integrates art to offer beautiful views to pedestrians, fulfills the site’s need for 300 stalls of parking, creates public greenspace, and establishes connections with the surrounding buildings.
The Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology (CAET) at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) encourages the making of things, where prototyping, design, and production spur innovation and entrepreneurship — filling a niche for makerspace that did not exist in Omaha.
Architect Magazine has distinguished BNIM in the 2017 Architect 50 with rankings of #22 overall, #17 in design, and #11 in sustainability. This national, annual list ranks firms based on judged design portfolios, project metrics, and other data. It emphasizes our commitment to human-purposed integrated design (HP.id), recognizing the opportunity for elevating human experiences within the intersections of interdisciplinary environments and high-performance building design.