"18 DETAILS” Exhibition at the KCDC Explores Unique Nexus of KC's Design Community

Exhibition Title: 18 Details
Venue: Kansas City Design Center
Location: 1018 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64105
Opening Reception: Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 - 5:30pm
Dates: July 18th – August 18th 2017

All exhibitions at the KCDC are free to the public. The KCDC is open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

BNIM is participating in 18 Details, an exhibition of 18 projects in the region from firms located in the greater Kansas City area. The exhibition is curated by Kansas State University Assistant Professor Genevieve Baudoin and is hosted by The Kansas City Design Center [KCDC].

The purpose of the exhibition is to define what building culture in this area is or is becoming through the detail – the moment where drawing, building, place, client, and design meet. The exhibition aspires to reveal the quality fostered by the unique nexus of the design community drawn here, the clients, patrons, and other personalities that contribute to that community, the builders, and the engineers that enable the work here, as well as our climate, our history, and our future in this place.

BNIM's project details include the Bloch Executive Hall and the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

In addition to the projects by BNIM the exhibit will feature work from: DLR Group; DRAW Architecture + Urban Design; el dorado architects; Gould Evans Associates; Helix Architecture + Design; Hoefer Wysocki; Hollis + Miller Architects; Hufft; KEM Studio; PGAV Architects; Populous, Inc.; Rockhill & Associates; Seligson/Eggen; SFS Architecture; & Studio 804.

Curated by Asst. Prof. Genevieve Baudoin, Architecture Dept., Kansas State University. Made possible with funding from the Professional Advisory Board to the Architecture Department, College of Architecture, Planning & Design, Kansas State University.

About Genevieve Baudoin: Genevieve Baudoin is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Kansas State University, where she teaches studio as well as a lecture course on building construction systems in architecture. Her background prior to architecture is as a cellist with a BA from Oberlin College, and she holds an MArch from the GSD at Harvard University. She has worked with Foster + Partners in London and Antoine Predock Architect in Albuquerque. She is the author of Interpreting Site: Studies in Perception, Representation, and Design. Her collaborative practice, Dual Ecologies, focuses on site and infrastructural relationships and their coincident architectural and tectonic response.

About the Kansas City Design Center: Located in the heart of Downtown Kansas City, the Kansas City Design Center [KCDC] supports educational initiatives that help build public awareness of the factors that influence the character of the public realm. The KCDC also works to strengthen the educational experience of future design practitioners by engaging university faculty and students with real-world issues facing Kansas City's built environment.