Miesblock Phase 2 will be a mixed-use building in the core of downtown Des Moines, Iowa consisting of three stories of occupied space. There will be increased glass area at the bottom floor for the restaurant level of the building to engage with the street activity. Tall windows on Levels two and three will afford office tenants expansive views of downtown Des Moines and recall the second level expansive windows of Des Moines’ historic buildings, such as the Liberty Building. The intention is that the module of the exterior envelope will blend with the nearby Mies van der Rohe building and plaza, with a color selection that will be complimentary.
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.