Kansas City Architecture Firm BNIM Announces Move to TWA Building

Kansas City, Mo. (September 2, 2014) — BNIM, a Kansas City-based national architecture and planning firm, has announced its relocation to the Crossroads district’s TWA Building after 14 years in the historic Power and Light Building. The move renews the firm’s 44-year commitment to the urban core as a vibrant creative, business and residential center.

The firm sought to find a workplace that would act as a laboratory for testing principles related to Human Purposed High Performance Integrated Design (HP2ID) and the design of resilient workplaces. The 26,000 square foot third floor office provides an atmosphere that aligns with the multi-disciplinary, collaborative culture of the organization. The TWA Building will house the firm’s Kansas City home office, which includes architecture, planning and interiors studios, along with accounting, administrative and marketing staff in an environment conducive to research and experimentation.

“Our site selection was predicated on finding space where each discipline within our design team could espouse their explorations related to the design and function of the workplace of the future,” says Steve McDowell, BNIM CEO and Director of Design. “Our new office space showcases both our expertise and our culture of creating Human Purposed High Performance Integrated Design. It’s something we do for our clients, and we’ve now been able to use the best of our knowledge to apply these principles to shape our own work environment.”

BNIM signed a 2-year lease with Barkley Inc. and was represented by CBRE.

“BNIM’s move to the Crossroads District will energize the creative culture that defines this area,” said Greg Trees, CFO, Barkley Inc. “We are thrilled for BNIM to join Barkley and MindMixer in the former TWA Building, which itself is a collection of Kansas City’s finest creative capital and collaborative spirit.”

The new office will also accommodate growth for BNIM Kansas City, which has grown by almost 15% in the last year and now employs 78 people locally. The firm projects a 29% revenue growth for the current calendar year. BNIM’s former location, The Kansas City Power and Light Building, is under contract and will be renovated. The former TWA building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

The firm’s first day of operation at the new address of 1735 Baltimore Ave., Suite 300, Kansas City, Mo. 64108 will be Monday, September 8, 2014.