Celebrating Design Excellence

Each year, BNIM is proud to submit our projects for design excellence awards from the local and regional chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We are excited to share the results of this year’s AIA awards season thus far. 

AIA Central States Region
Merit Award, Excellence in ArchitectureRavine Residence

Ravine Residence

“…The simple modern details, the clarity of the plan and the relationship of the home to its landscape is made richer through the compositions captured by the photographer.” – Jury


Merit AwardPacific Center Campus Development, Amenities Building

Pacific Center Campus Development, Amenities Building


Honor Award, Architecture University of Iowa Visual Arts Building (with Steven Holl Architects)

Visual Arts Building


Medal of HonorKevin Nordmeyer, AIA
Honor Award, Excellence in DesignRavine Residence
Honor Award, Excellence in DesignPacific Center Campus Development, Amenities Building
Merit Award, Excellence in DesignAmerican Enterprise Group National Headquarters Renovation

Kevin Nordmeyer, AIA

Design Excellence Award, Interior Architecture - Citation – BNIM Office, 2460 Pershing
Design Excellence Award, Architecture - Merit Ravine Residence
Design Excellence Award, Architecture - Merit Pacific Center Campus Development, Amenities Building

Honor Award, Excellence in Architecture10th and Wyandotte Garage
Merit Award, Excellence in ArchitectureBNIM Office, 2460 Pershing
Merit Award, Excellence in ArchitecturePacific Center Campus Development, Amenities Building


BNIM anxiously awaits the results of the AIA San Diego Design Excellence Awards, which will soon be announced. This recognition joins more than 35 awards received by BNIM in 2017, including three American Architectural Awards, the Chicago Athenaeum Good Green Award, and the DOCOMOMO Modernism in America Award.

Congratulations to the talented, dedicated professionals who worked on these projects! We share in the pride and craft you exhibit in your work.