BNIM Receives Two Architect's Newspaper 2017 Best of Design Awards
The Princeton University Lewis Center for the Arts wins a 2017 Architect's Newspaper (A|N) Best of Design Award for Building of the Year – Mid-Atlantic. BNIM collaborated with Steven Holl Architects on the new 139,000 SF campus gateway, which includes performance, rehearsal, and teaching spaces designed around a central courtyard. The porous facility encourages interaction and collaboration between the public and the theater, dance, music, and creative and performing arts programs housed within.
The project was featured on the cover of the first stand-alone A|N Design Award issue.
“It’s a masterful, layered ensemble that balances abstraction with a strong sense of place across many scales.”
ERIC BUNGE, PRINCIPAL, nARCHITECTS (juror)
The 10th and Wyandotte Parking Garage wins a 2017 A|N Best of Design Award for Infrastructure. The project is a collaboration with the ceramics artist Andy Brayman — founder of The Matter Factory, a studio for ceramics artists who integrate digital modeling and fabrication processes into their practices — that rethinks parking structure design and reveals unexpected possibilities. The structure seamlessly integrates art to offer beautiful views to pedestrians, fulfills the site’s need for 300 stalls of parking, and establishes connections with the surrounding buildings in the spirit of being a good neighbor in downtown Kansas City.
“It is always good to see the parking garage go from eyesore to moment of respite in the city. The collaboration of BNIM and Brayman has produced a beautiful and unexpected facade.”
MATT SHAW, SENIOR EDITOR, THE ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER (juror)
BNIM's Westport Presbyterian Church Wins Faith & Form Award in the Category of Religious Architecture, Featured in the Annual Awards Issue
The project will be displayed and presented at the A'18 AIA Conference on Architecture by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in New York City, June 21–28, 2018. The Annual Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards program is co-sponsored by Faith & Form and the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture (IFRAA), a knowledge community of the AIA.