Looking Ahead: BNIM Projects in 2023
With a new year of design underway at BNIM, we are sharing highlights from some of the exciting work happening across our studios in 2023 as we collaborate with our clients to create environments that elevate their work, communities, missions, and long-term goals.
iowa state university, Ames, IA / Area: 79,592 SF / Estimated Completion: 2024 /BNIM Team members: Tyler Jessen, MJ Johnson, Kevin Nordmeyer, Sam Nordmeyer, Jonathan Sloan, Dana Sorensen
The design of Therkildsen Industrial Engineering Building has been carefully and thoughtfully organized to support the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. The new facility will create a unique identity for the Department, elevating and enhancing the student, faculty, and visitor experience with a collaborative, light-filled, and engaging spirit. BNIM’s design aims to support innovative teaching, impactful research, and community engagement. Spaces within the Therkildsen Industrial Engineering Building will include an advanced manufacturing lab and related shop facilities, flexible labs for collaboration with industry, immersive lab incorporating digital technologies, operational research labs, computer labs, and human factors research labs. The facility will also include active learning classrooms and a spectrum of social and collaborative spaces to provide a sense of community throughout the building. The Therkildsen Industrial Engineering Building is a Design-Build project with BNIM and Story Construction in Ames, Iowa.
The Zhou B Art Center will be a new hub for visual and performing arts in Kansas City, Missouri. The Zhou Brothers, ShanZuo and DaHuang Zhou, founded the first Zhou B Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood in 2004, and will expand to Kansas City as the first offshoot location for a new center. The project involves the expansion and renovation of the landmark Crispus Attucks School building in Kansas City's historic 18th and Vine Jazz District. The building’s main entrance will be relocated into a new addition facing 18th Street for a stronger connection between the Art Center and the Jazz District, and the former school playgrounds will be renovated as a sculpture garden and outdoor event space. The Zhou B Art Center will house expansive art galleries, a restored auditorium, and over 40 studios for working artists.
The A to Z Nutrition Center is a healthy food market and experiential kitchen that will guide visitors from across the globe toward healthy and nourishing lifestyles to support mental, emotional, and physical health. In addition to the emphasis on culinary medicine, the A to Z Nutrition Center is immersed in the Piedmont Forest, reflecting a deep commitment to a sustainable and restorative ethos.
The South Loop Link project is part of the reimagining of the I-670 corridor to create an enhanced, green mobility hub within Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, that emphasizes multimodal transportation including enhanced vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle, and transit connections; regional job access; green and healthy living spaces; private development; and climate responsiveness. BNIM is part of a multidisciplinary team with HNTB and OJB, contributing to this future-focused initiative for Kansas City. Situated between the southern edge of the Central Business District and northern edge of the Crossroads District, the new South Loop Link will consist of a 5.5 acre site on top of a below-grade portion of I-670, transforming this area into a downtown destination and community connector. [Downtown Kansas City’s Loop Reimagination Plan]