AIA Kansas City 2022 Awards BNIM Projects
BNIM is honored to have received five award recognitions, including Project of the Year, at the 2022 AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Awards Ceremony that took place on October, 27.
establishes a new campus presence in Independence, MO, which is home to the Great Plains OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Education Center and MCC's CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), Forklift, Linework, and Logistics programs. The project was honored as the 2022 AIA Kansas City Project of the Year. (Jury Comments)
creates an important gateway to the University of Iowa campus. The facility is designed to create a new welcoming front door for the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, while serving a unique purpose as both a teaching and research facility that welcomes students as well as the general public to the University of Iowa campus. The building features active learning classrooms, research laboratories, graduate student and faculty offices, breakout rooms, and learning commons space for studying, gathering and socializing. The Psychological and Brain Sciences Building received an AIA Kansas City Honor Award. (Jury Comments)
is designed to serve as a distinguished landmark on the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa. The facility sets a new standard for universal and inclusive design. Features include: a two-story ramp that will serve as the primary, common path between floors for all building users; generously sized circulation spaces to support sign-language conversations and multiple wheelchair-users; high-contrast and textural cues for low-vision individuals; gender-inclusive restrooms; and close proximity between accessible parking spaces and the building’s front entrance. The Tom and Ruth Harkin Center was recognized with a Merit Award. (Jury Comments)
create 52 supportive studio apartment homes for seniors with chronic medical needs in San Diego who have experienced homelessness. Demonstrating a “Housing First” model — a proven model for reducing chronic homelessness — Ivy Senior Apartments create supportive housing in tandem with resident services and resources provided by PATH, St. Paul's PACE, and Alpha Project Home Finder. This project was recognized with a Merit Award. (Jury Comments)
The design team aimed to support Habitat KC’s goals and bring the organization’s vision for the future to life through a renewed, healthy, and inspiring environment that enhances overall organizational function and effectiveness. Working within the existing structure, the renewed Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City office takes cues from the original design concept of the building, and celebrates its significant features such as the historic plaster work and the dome of the original sanctuary that now serve as focal points of the new community room. This project was recognized with a Merit Award. (Jury Comments)