2022 AIA KS Design Awards: BNIM Projects Elevate the Impactful Work and Missions of Clients
BNIM is honored to have received four award recognitions at the 2022 AIA Kansas Design Excellence Awards Celebration that took place on September 15 at this year’s AIA Annual Conference in Topeka, Kansas.
The Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City Renovation
project is a transformational renovation of a non-profit organization’s existing office space located within a former two-story Original Greek Orthodox Church. The goal of the project was to renovate and renew the facility to utilize as a primary office headquarters that better supported the organization’s mission, clients, and community. The building includes 31 private and open offices; a board meeting room; break area and community kitchen; mother’s room; building workshop; and a large, multi-functional community gathering space. Described by the jury as “impeccably detailed,” the project received AIA Kansas Excellence in Design Merit Award for Interior Design.
The Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Blue River East Building
located in Independence, Missouri, establishes a new campus presence which is home to the Great Plains OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Education Center and CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), Forklift, Linework, and Logistics programs. The campus serves 800+ students enrolled in these specialized programs, and aims to help strengthen Kansas City’s future workforce, fulfill a high demand for technical skills, and create a positive impact within the local economy. This project received an AIA Kansas Excellence in Design Architectural Honor Award and recognized by the jury as a project that “elevates a humble ‘butler-building’ typology to create sublime architecture where it might be least expected.”
The Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Career and Technical Education Center
is a dynamic facility that serves the College’s HVAC, Electrical, Automation, Automotive, and Continuing Education programs. The building is composed of a variety of academic environments, from traditional classroom space and student commons areas to 14 specialized labs with state-of-the-art equipment and teaching tools. Located as a gateway to the surrounding campus, the CTEC is well positioned to encourage campus connection and to welcome prospective students, visitors, and trade partners. The project was recognized for it's “successful site planning that integrates the entry sequence from car to building” with an AIA Kansas Excellence in Design Honor Award.
The Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield Music Center
unites the School of Music within one welcoming, state-of-the-art facility that renews the program’s culture and identity on the University of Missouri - Columbia campus. Students previously attended classes in a series of acoustically inadequate buildings scattered across campus and needed a facility that would better support their premier collegiate music program. The new building sits at the frequently traveled northern edge of the campus, providing a unique and valuable opportunity to spur the development of a cultural corridor. This project received an AIA Kansas Excellence in Design Architectural Merit Award and was described as “well detailed and restrained” by the jury.