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  • DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
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  • We are indebted to many who have made it possible for us to receive this award beginning with Marlene, Charles Lynn and the COD. And current and former employee, clients and collaborators, and 1000s of green volunteers.
  • Practice is an evolutionary process and we have come to believe that to meet the obligation of our professional oath our designs must reach beyond buildings to increasing human and environmental capacity.
  • BNIM has transformed our profession…   Notably:   - Merging sustainability & design… - Through a rigorously collaborative process.  
  • Founded in 1970, BNIM has been committed to design excellence. The firm is a major force locally, nationally - 2 National AIA presidents, 6 Kansas City AIA Presidents, 7 Fellows, and a lively teaching/mentoring role.
  • Today, four decades later, 80,000 people enter BNIM buildings every day to live, work, and learn . Over 20 million square feet of BNIM buildings in Kansas City and growing…
  • Internationally and nationally, the firm has been recognized with over 300 awards for excellence in urban planning and for their finely crafted sustainable buildings.   The individuals who represent the firm are considered thoughtful leaders in our profession.
  • The firm was building on its success, when in 1981, the catastrophic Hyatt skywalk collapse reshaped BNIM ’s course.
  • As he rushed to the site, Bob Berkebile thought first, “How can I help save lives?” later the soul-crushing question, “Did I kill these people?” This tragedy was both a nightmare and a lesson.
  • Another firm would have folded, but for BNIM, it was a catalyst. Leading the firm to reevaluate the role of the architect in the built environment. 30 years later 25,000 people attended the Greenbuild Conference…a testament to BNIM ’s leadership in applying sustainability to all aspects of our lives.
  • BNIM views architecture as a means of nurturing human health and productivity by healing the natural realm.    
  • In the 80s and 90s, BNIM established many of the sustainable standards and governing bodies that shape today ’s design and construction industry.   In this very room, over 20 years ago, the firm convinced the AIA to go down the path toward a sustainable future. Founding the Committee on the Environment (COTE) and groundbreaking entities such as the USGBC, LEED, The Living Building and COTE Top 10…all jumpstarted by the AIA but led by BNIM.   We would not be here without BNIM . It was only after going to the national convention to convince our members of COTE ’s merits that COTE was born! ...And then the firm convinced the EPA to fund it!   In this decade, BNIM is helping the AIA and USGBC define how our industry moves beyond LEED.  
  • The firm ’s work and advocacy reaches across the globe. Applying their knowledge and skill to boundless initiatives. This firm helped invent sustainable design as we know it today.   But I get the sense that they ’re just warming up….  
  • I consider BNIM to be the exemplar of sustainability–changing our practice by what they practice –teaching by doing.  
  • This firm tackles a residence with as much focus as a large, corporate campus…their work at all scales uniquely fits their place, and their buildings are light on the land. Good for us. Good for nature.  
  • In 2000, I was seeking the Nation ’s sustainable leader to team with on UT’s S.O.N. I called Rocky Mountain Institute to Center for Maximum Potential – all said BNIM. Then I called Bob and Steve. We agreed to team only on the basis that this building would meet the goals of the Dean: to be a NURTURING building . BNIM’s directive: the design team was to allow the art in architecture to emerge by integrating the science of conservation and engineering.
  • Using 60% less energy, 50% less water and 50% materials recycled content. Working with BNIM has changed how we at Lake|Flato design.  
  • The most sustainable building is to breathe new life to old buildings! The firm has repurposed over 3 million square feet…ARTFULLY!  
  • In a time where sustainability must be the definition of great design, the firm is accelerating their efforts.  
  • You always hear “BNIMers” talk about colleagues.   No one is a competitor! Everyone has ideas. Everyone a voice. Not just within the firm; it ’s true with architects, engineers, contractors, owners, community members. That is how BNIM has created advocacy for their ideas.  
  • This spirit of community and collaboration permeate every aspect of this firm ’s work. At the root of their practice is an ever-evolving integrated design process.  
  • The UT Molecular Research Institute sought out BNIM ’s holistic design process to achieve their goals. Interweaving disciplines, users and architects. This sustainable research building pushes the envelope of performance, while crafting spaces that foster community and discourse.  
  • This interaction is what attracts clients and architects…it ’s why BNIM has been sought out by I.M. PEI, BARNES, SAFDIE and others.   BNIM ’s recent work with Steven Holl is a beacon and a benchmark for collaboration – it’s not just me saying it, Stephen Holl praises BNIM!  
  • These collaborations are transforming communities. BNIM is an international leader in large- and small-scale design. They have led efforts to rebuild devastated communities…in Greensburg, New Orleans and, Nashville.   Floods. Tornadoes. Hurricanes.  
  • The next convention is in New Orleans, and I hope you honor BNIM there...because just days following Katrina, the firm opted out of their 35th anniversary party and sent $35K and their staff to New Orleans…   … to make it RIGHT again. I know this firm. Their advocacy and commitment to our craft is unparalleled. They are truly redefining our practice of architecture through design, sustainability, and collaboration…in ways which will change how we engage, perceive, build, and measure excellence in architecture......   BNIM I know of no firm more deserving of this honor.   Thank you.
  • It is completely appropriate that the next convention be convened in new Orleans, and I hope you honor BNIM there for their contributions....because just days following Katrina the firm opted out of their 35th anniversary party and sent $35K and personal time to New Orleans to transform the epic disaster into an opportunity …   … to make new Orleans RIGHT again. I know this firm. Their advocacy and commitment to our fellow colleagues and our craft is unparalleled. They are truly redefining our practice of architecture through design, sustainability, community and collaboration…in ways will transform how we engage, enjoy, perceive, build, and measure excellence in architecture......   BNIM I know of no firm more deserving of this honor.  
  • We are forever indebted to David Lake for making us look so good to the AIA board.
  • When 4 of us launched the firm in 1970, our vision and goals were all about improving our own community by design and civic leadership.
  • KC > 300 sq miles with > 2 million people, partially defined by MO and KS rivers and the KS line. KCMO was known as the departure point for the Santa Fe, Oregon and CA trails, later a cowtown and today for its parks, boulevards, fountains, barbecue, art and design culture, innovation and entrepreneurism. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • The past decade we have seen an explosion in urban revitalization and a vibrant arts district. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We’ve had the priviledge of designing or renovating many of the downtown structures, shown here in dark wood. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • Kansas City is a unique ecotone between the great plains of the west and the Ozark woodlands to the east. We enjoy the challenge of designing for cold dry winters and hot humid summers. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We have enjoyed the experience of designing for many aspects of living. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • From single-family residences DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • To multi-family dwellings DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • From our own homes DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • To homes for those without homes DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
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  • From custom homes in the outskirts of our community DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • To simple decent homes in our urban core DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We have designed more than 20 million square feet of workplace environments DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • Much of which is in our downtown core DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • Workplaces for our corporate clients, both urban … DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • And suburban … DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • As well as for government clients, including our local municipality DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • To county facilities DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • To state facilities DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • And federal DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • Including this 1.1M Top 10 winner for IRS
  • All within the KC metro area DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • Our designs are found where Kansas Citians play, including our cultural facilities … DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • An early 70s renovation of a burlesque theater launched the preservation movement in KC and became a poster child for the National Trust DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • Repurposing outdated buildings for art space DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • Renovations to our premier museum of art DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • To collaboration on our new Bloch Building addition with Steven Holl Associates DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • And the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, with Moshe Safdie, opening this fall as the new home for our ballet, symphony and opera companies. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • From the transformation of our local zoo DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • To the restoration of our beloved Union Station DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We ’ve designed bridges like this one providing pedestrian access to the Missouri River waterfront DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • And this bridge salvaged from two miles away, recrafted to connect Union Station with our arts district DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We ’ve designed places for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, some of whom are BNIM kids DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • And we ’ve designed many places where Kansas Citians of all types learn DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • From the Kansas City Art Institute DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • To Paseo High School DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • To multiple venues for primary school kids aspiring to be scientists DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • To facilities that provide environmental education DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • And a grounding in the arts DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We do this by holding onto a set of values that have stayed with us from the beginning: DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • First, we seek a BETTER WAY. We are committed to long term thinking and measurable improvement as a way of life in every community we touch. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We are passionate about GENEROUS DESIGN, taking clues from nature ’s principles, and believing that it inspires people and changes in the world for the better. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We insist on being EXCELLENT – in execution, performance and results. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We care about WHAT OUR BUILDINGS DO and how they POSITIVELY IMPACT the lives of the people, organizations and communities. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We operate with a spirit of AUTHENTICITY and SERVANT LEADERSHIP. [is this an awkward phrase?] DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We EMBRACE DIVERSITY in our culture – in perspective, voice and skills. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We promote INTEGRATED THINKING and a COLLABORATIVE DIALOG OF DISCOVERY. We partner to find the answers. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We embrace the CHALLENGE OF INNOVATION and the ADVANTAGE OF REPLICATION and systems thinking. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • And we deeply value embedding ourselves within our community, in our personal and professional lives. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We have to admit that our current workplace is one of the best places in town to hold a party, which we do as often as we can. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • Our storefront windows host on-going art installations … this one opening just this past week. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We encourage car-free living (not an easy in Kansas City) through our Go Green bikes and subsidized bus passes. [We have tracked and offset our carbon footprint since 2006.] DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We ’ve celebrated “Park(ing)” day by transforming downtown parking spots for a day, inviting the community to hang out with us. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We ’ve planted tulips on Troost, the historic racial dividing line in the city. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • And have engaged in more elaborate activities, collecting salvaged all wood scraps from one of our projects(built w reused wood) to create a wood floor for a classroom. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • And, finally, we have embraced technology since the early days. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • Mortgaging house and home to buy our first workstation in 1982. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • And embraced building information modeling for more than a decade, encouraging many others in our profession to come along with us. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We still build wood and cardboard and clay models … DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • While simultaneously embracing the latest in social media for sharing information out … DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • As well as effectively gathering input from communities within which we work. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • So that ’s us in our home in KC. We have exported this culture now to Houston, Des Moines and southern California. An on-going experiment. We’re still practicing. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
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  • Layers of Design – Buildings are complicated in today ’s world, we need tools to deal with the many specialized conditions to maximize communication and design – these things together impact the users of the space…..it is important to integrate programming into the layers of design. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
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  • History Indigenous cultures knew how to build structures that respond to climate , culture and place . This is an image of Mesa Verde in Colorado and Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. Mesa Verde/ Mesa Verde, Colorado/ <www.jimtardio.com> Taos Pueblo/ New Mexico/ Phaedra Svec DRAFT - 9 May 2011 BNIM Presentation AIA National Firm Award
  • History Indigenous cultures knew how to build structures that respond to climate , culture and place . This is an image of Mesa Verde in Colorado and Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. Mesa Verde/ Mesa Verde, Colorado/ <www.jimtardio.com> Taos Pueblo/ New Mexico/ Phaedra Svec DRAFT - 9 May 2011 BNIM Presentation AIA National Firm Award
  • Bob and Steve: Text about seeking the best ideas from consultants. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
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  • 5 Key things in the building design DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • School – all classes are daylit (Heschong Mahone 1999 study) 50KW wind turbine DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
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  • We turned to Biomimcry principles and got more inspired. When we study the projects influenced by the deep ecological story of their place, we found systems-based solutions that were working for the benefit of all life. We also found a creative energy and collaborative spirit that is unstoppable. We realized that one aspect of regenerative design has to be about recovering ecosystem services while solving problems with a deeper understanding of the deep history of place. We started to wonder what would happen if one combined the deep ecological story of place with the deep economic story of place with the deep cultural story of place and could somehow make all that information relevant for the design of the modern built environment. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
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  • No words. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • No words. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • This is what we originally thought the trajectory might look like. The map shows the USGBC gradually focusing all of its hundreds of technical advisors and thousands of volunteers on gradual and iterative changes to LEED that would enable projects to reach that theoretical place of “neutral impact” and then move beyond that to design and construction that would regenerate, or give back more than it takes. All that remains in this model is to define the shiny beacon on the hill, a quantifiable definition of what constitutes regenerative design for LEED. We thought this work should be fairly easy if we get a few clever folks to roll up their sleeves and craft a definition. But alas, it did not prove to be quite that simple. “What is the definition of regenerative design?” turned out to be the wrong question. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • If a team drills into a component, they see more information about how that component ’s ideal state is measured (for now) as well as links to other components and strategies and LEED credits that are related to it. A definition of the component and imagery can be provided. This can also be an infinite linking place to open sources of data, and other rating systems related to this component. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • We discovered that we couldn’t accomplish the regenerative goals we and our clients were setting with out addressing human and environmental systems at the community and regional level.
  • 1 good example is Oberlin OH home of Oberlin College the 1 st college to admit a person of color, graduate a woman, and the home of the Lewis Center a Platinum bldg before LEED
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  • Circus tents became a center for healing, community building and a caldren of creating a new model for 21 st C communities. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
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  • The 1 st city to adopt LEED Platinum The arch’l students of Studio 804 delivered this community center of the first anniversary of the storn DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
  • This new City hall we designed meet,,,and provides a new center for the community Because all the buildings in aggregate consume on half,,,a wind utility provides more
  • School – all classes are daylit (Heschong Mahone 1999 study) 50KW wind turbine DRAFT - 9 May 2011 AIA National Firm Award BNIM Presentation
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  • Because of some of the work of One Planet Communities we are also becoming aware that while buildings and infrastructure certainly have a measureable impact in and of themselves, perhaps their greater impact lies in the positive behavior changes that they allow and inspire. In the BEDZED community in the UK, behavior changes like sustainable food, personal transit, consumption habits and waste account for more than 40% of the reductions in carbon emissions for those communities. In the US,(Sonoma Mountain Village), behavior is predicted to account for almost 70% of the reductions in carbon emissions (because American lifestyle is more carbon intensive). And quality of life indexes are high in these places. This newly emerging data trend suggests that any definition of regenerative design must address and inspire this kind of generous behavior that improves the quality of life for all life. DRAFT - 9 May 2011 BNIM Presentation AIA National Firm Award
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    • 1. 2011 AIA Architecture Firm Award: Communities and Places Improved Through Design Session ID: AIAX11SA441 Date: May 14, 2011 Time: 3:45 – 5:15 PM
    • 2. 2011 AIA Architecture Firm Award: Communities and Places Improved Through Design
      • This presentation is protected by US and International Copyright laws. Reproduction, distribution, display and use of the presentation without written permission of the speaker is prohibited.
    • 3. Acknowledgements/Credits
      • David Lake, Lake|Flato
    • 4. 2011 AIA Architecture Firm Award: Communities and Places Improved Through Design
      • This program is registered with the AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to constitute approval, sponsorship or endorsement by the AIA of any method, product, service, enterprise or organization. The statements expressed by speakers, panelists, and other participants reflect their own views and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of The American Institute of Architects or of AIA components, or those of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, or other organizations, groups or individuals associated with them. Questions related to specific products and services may be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation.
    • 5. Learning Objectives
          • Compare methodologies used to develop a firm culture of collaboration and outreach by examples of BNIM ’s practice characteristics and priorities
          • Evaluate examples of work that is directed toward the future and incorporates innovation and research to develop good design for livable spaces
          • Discover practice strategies that integrate sustainable initiatives
          • Identify the staff training and development that strengthens knowledge of how buildings and development can impact ecosystems and community
    • 6. AIA Architecture Firm Award
      • The AIA Architecture Firm Award recognizes collaborative achievement in an architectural office.
      • The award is given to a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least ten years. There are five principal eligibility criteria.
    • 7. Architecture Firm Award Criteria
      • Criteria 1
      • The firm shall have evidenced great depth, having a cumulative effect on the profession of architecture
      • Bob Berkebile was one of the very early advocates for sustainable initiatives within the AIA and the firm has been instrumental in the development of green design and the formation of the Committee on the Environment.
    • 8. Architecture Firm Award Criteria
      • Criteria 2
      • The firm shall have evidenced great breadth, having influenced the direction/profession of architecture
      • Each work is a carefully considered and developed expression of selected aspects of a program and site, providing a solution rich in depth and well executed details.
    • 9. Architecture Firm Award Criteria
      • Criteria 3
      • The firm ’s work shall be a product of a collaborative environment that has consistently directed itself toward the future as well as remained respectful of the past
      • The principals collaborate with the office, with the larger community, and with artists and craftspeople.
    • 10. Architecture Firm Award Criteria
      • Criteria 4
      • The firm shall have evidenced the ability to transcend specific areas of expertise or shall have made connections between areas, in the event that the firm ’s areas of focus might be considered circumscribed
      • BNIM integrates innovation and sustainable practices in all its work for a wide range of project types. They also have a significant practice in planning and community design, where good design creates an important framework for livable spaces.
    • 11. Architecture Firm Award Criteria
      • Criteria 5
      • The firm shall be widely known by the quality of its products: by those who practice architecture, by those who teach architecture, and by those who perhaps do neither
      • The firm has received over 320 design awards, and is widely known through books and magazines published throughout the world.
    • 12.  
    • 13. (præktɪs) v Licensees at all times shall recognize that their primary obligation is to protect the safety, health, prosperity or welfare of the public. CSR 2030-2.010 Code of Professional Conduct
    • 14. BNIM has transformed our profession. Redefining Collaboration and Community Leadership in Sustainability and Design
    • 15. Founded 1970
      • 2 National AIA Presidents
      • 7 AIA Fellows
      • 6 AIA Kansas City Presidents
      • Active in educating from University of Kansas to Harvard.
    • 16. Every day 80,000 people go to work in spaces designed by BNIM. 20 million square feet. “ BNIM has had an unparalleled impact on the revitalization of urban Kansas City…more than any other design firm” — Donald Hall, Hon. AIA, Former CEO | Hallmark Cards
    • 17. Joint Venture with HNTB. total number of design awards 321 local design awards 175 international design awards 14 national design awards 48 regional design awards 84 Kansas City Convention Center
    • 18.  
    • 19. July 17, 1981 114 die in hotel walkway collapse
    • 20. November 18, 2010 25,000+ gather to kick off Greenbuild
    • 21. DESIGN THROUGH COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY TRANSFORMING “ There is no other firm more prepared to define the leading edge of sustainable design. Their work is defining the next level of thinking in the evolution of environmental architecture.” — David Orr, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College
    • 22. Benchmarking Sustainability Impact: Founder AIA COTE, USGBC, LEED 140,000+ LEED Professionals 30,000+ LEED Projects $35-49 Billion Green Building Market 100+ Countries with LEED Projects AIA COTE USGBC LEED REGEN = Beyond LEED AIA COTE TOP 10
    • 23.
      • Collaboration with 4 Presidents…Clinton Climate Initiative
      • Everyone from Gorbachev to Brad Pitt
      • PBS to Planet Green
      • Recognition from Architectural Record to Financial Times
      Lectures Projects LEED
    • 24. One of the first COTE Top Ten Kansas City Zoo
    • 25. 2000 2006 2007 2008 1999 2010 Six AIA COTE Top Ten Award Projects “ BNIM’s practice was evolving as they were trying to change the practice.”
    • 26. “ We wanted a building that feels like a nurturing environment the minute you enter it.” — Patricia L. Starck, Dean UT Nursing, Houston, TX
    • 27.
      • Benchmarks
      • 75% of construction waste recycled
      • 60% reduction in utility costs in comparison to adjacent buildings
      • 48% less potable water
      • 50% recycled materials
    • 28. BEFORE Kansas City GSA Offices Repurposed over 3 million square feet of existing buildings
    • 29. LEED Founder + Leader 13 Platinum Projects 2.7 million LEED square feet *Sustainable Design by BNIM. With Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects, Ltd. Omega Center for Sustainable Living, Rhinebeck, NY Corporate Office for 400 Employees, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 30. COMMUNITY THROUGH COLLABORATION TRANSFORMING “ BNIM understands the challenges of making a better place to live and they are not afraid to lead us there.” — Steve Abend, FAIA, ASAI Architecture
    • 31. — Irma Gigli, IMM Director, Sarofim Research Building “ With BNIM’s leadership we were able to achieve a new paradigm for collaborative science and research.” UT IMM Research Building, Houston, TX
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    • 33. Ed Barnes Anshen + Allen SmithGroup Pei Cobb Freed Moshe Safdie Steven Holl “ We selected BNIM because of their focus on innovation and their impeccable reputation…The collaboration was the best our firm has experienced. ” — Steven Holl Harry Weese Burt Hill Lake | Flato
    • 34. New Orleans Greensburg, KS Transforming natural disasters by building healthy communities 1993 Great Mississippi River Flood Pattonsburg, MO ,Valmeyer, IL 2001 Tropical Storm Allison Houston,TX 2005 Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, LA  2007 EF5 Tornado Greensburg, KS  2008 Iowa River Flood Iowa City, IA 2010 Cumberland River Flood Nashville, TN 2010 Haiti Earthquake Tornado Hurricane
    • 35. TREE
    • 36. — Dan Maginn, AIA, eldorado architects “ They focus so strongly on the power of human inspiration, they seek it in all places, even outside their walls…and the spirit is infectious!”
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    • 39. The best way to predict the future is to design it. - Buckminster Fuller
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    • 45. Glassberg Container House – Kansas City, Missouri Glassberg Container House – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 46. Freight House Flats – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 47. Berkebile, McDowell, Lesniewski Residences – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 48. City Union Mission – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 49. City Union Mission – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 50. Wilson Residence – Weston, Missouri
    • 51. Habitat for Humanity – Sustainable Prototype House – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 52.  
    • 53. DST Office Buildings – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with CDFM2
    • 54. J.E.Dunn Headquarters – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with 360 Architecture
    • 55. Applebee ’s Support Center – Lenexa, Kansas
    • 56. City of Kansas City – City Hall Landscape – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 57. Fort Osage Education Center – Sibley, Missouri
    • 58. Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 59. Bolling Building – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 60. Internal Revenue Service Kansas City Campus – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with 360 Architecture
    • 61. GSA Offices – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 62.  
    • 63. Folly Theater Restoration – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 64. H+R Block ARTSpace – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 65. Adelaide-Cobb Gallery – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 66. Bloch Building – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with Steven Holl Associates
    • 67. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with Moshe Safdie Associates
    • 68. Master Plan and Africa Exhibit – KC Zoo – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 69. Science City at Union Station – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with U.S.A.
    • 70. Town of Kansas Pedestrian Bridge – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 71. Freight House Pedestrian Bridge – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 72. Camp Naish – Boy Scouts – Bonner Springs, Kansas
    • 73.  
    • 74. Jannes Library Addition – Kansas City Art Institute – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 75. Paseo High School – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 76. Earthworks – Learning Exchange – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 77. Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 78. Ford Learning Center – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 79.  
    • 80. better way
    • 81. generous design
    • 82. excellence
    • 83. impact Ronald McDonald House – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 84. authenticity
    • 85. diversity
    • 86. integration + collaboration
    • 87. innovation + replication
    • 88.  
    • 89. Kansas City After Hours at BNIM Office – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 90. WHOLES by John Raux – 10@BNIM – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 91. Go Green Bikes at BNIM – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 92. Park[ing] Day – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 93. Tulips on Troost Planting Day – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 94. Wood Floor Construction – Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 95.  
    • 96.  
    • 97. Building Information Modeling | BNIM Architects
    • 98.  
    • 99.  
    • 100. Public Process
    • 101. Public Process
    • 102.  
    • 103.  
    • 104.  
    • 105. GSA Offices at Bannister Complex – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 106. Sarofim Research Building – Institute for Molecular Medicine – University of Texas – Houston, Texas
    • 107. Retreat, Rural Iowa Bloch Building – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with Steven Holl Associates
    • 108. Bloch Building – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with Steven Holl Associates
    • 109. Adelaide Wade Cobb Gallery Hall – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 110. Retreat, Rural Iowa Iowa Utilities Board – Des Moines, Iowa
    • 111. Greensburg City Hall – Greensburg, Kansas
    • 112. Glassberg Container House – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 113. Glassberg Container House – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 114.  
    • 115.  
    • 116. MAST Office Building – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 117. C.K. Choi Institute for Asian Studies – University of British Columbia – Vancouver, B.C. Architect: Matsuzaki Wright Architects
    • 118. Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 119. Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 120. EPI Center Pilot Project – Montana State University – Bozeman, Montana
    • 121. David and Lucile Packard Foundation – Sustainability Report and Matrix – Los Altos, California
    • 122. Heifer International Headquarters – Little Rock, Arkansas Architect of Record: XXXXXXXXX
    • 123.  
    • 124.  
    • 125. No one knows as much as everyone.
    • 126.  
    • 127.  
    • 128. DAYLIGHT MODELING DAYLIGHT PLAN DAYLIGHT SECTION School of Nursing and Student Community Center – University of Texas – Houston, Texas in partnership with Lake|Flato
    • 129. School of Nursing and Student Community Center – University of Texas – Houston, Texas in partnership with Lake|Flato
    • 130. FIVE FACADES Sunscreens were designed on the South façade to allow winter sun to penetrate the building and minimize summer solar gain Deep Recesses at Upper Level Windows Glazing is minimized on the West elevation and protected with deep recesses 2 4 The roof acts as the fifth façade harvesting rainwater and sunlight 3 Glazing along the north façade is maximized for views and daylight 5 Glazing is minimized on the East elevation and protected with deep recesses 1 Lewis & Clark State Office Building – Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources – Jefferson City, Missouri Five Facades
    • 131. Layers of Design
    • 132. Omega Center for Sustainable Living – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies – Rhinebeck, New York
    • 133.  
    • 134.  
    • 135.  
    • 136. Noisette Rose Measuring the Triple Bottom Line
    • 137. Site Analysis – Applebee ’s Support Center – Lenexa, Kansas
    • 138. David and Lucile Packard Foundation – Sustainability Report and Matrix – Los Altos, California
    • 139. City of Seattle – Web-based Sustainable Building Tool
    • 140. City of Seattle – Web-based Sustainable Building Tool
    • 141. City of Seattle – Web-based Sustainable Building Tool
    • 142. City of Seattle – Web-based Sustainable Building Tool
    • 143. CIRCULATION PROGRAM INTERACTION SUPPLY AIR SUN SHADING
    • 144. Sarofim Research Building – Institute for Molecular Medicine – University of Texas – Houston, Texas
    • 145. With BNIM ’s leadership we were able to achieve a new paradigm for collaborative science and research. —Irma Gigli, IMM Director Sarofim Research Building – Institute for Molecular Medicine – University of Texas – Houston, Texas
    • 146. People 82% Technology 10% Workplace 5% Operations 3%
    • 147. Post-Occupancy Energy Analysis
    • 148. 9% REDUCTION IN ABSENTEEISM NET ZERO ENERGY NET ZERO WATER LEWIS AND CLARK STATE OFFICE BUILDING BANNISTER FEDERAL COMPLEX OMEGA CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING 60% INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY 0 INCREASE IN ORDERS
    • 149. 75% construction waste recycled 60% reduction in utility costs in comparison to adjacent buildings 48% less potable water used 50% recycled materials School of Nursing and Student Community Center University of Texas – Houston, Texas National AIA COTE Top Ten Green 2006
    • 150. percent of building that is daylit 98% percent of energy supplied by on-site renewable energy 100% percent of precipitation managed on-site 100% percent of construction waste diverted from landfill 99% Omega Center for Sustainable Living Rhinebeck, New York 1st Living Building + LEED Platinum Certified
    • 151. Kiowa County Schools City of Greensburg, Kansas 48% Projected Energy Savings Kiowa County Schools (K-12) – Greensburg, Kansas
    • 152. KCP+L Headquarters – Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City Power + Light Kansas City, MO 44% Projected Energy Savings
    • 153. Bloch Building – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with Steven Holl Associates
    • 154. Bloch Building – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with Steven Holl Associates
    • 155. Bloch Building – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with Steven Holl Associates
    • 156. Bloch Building – Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with Steven Holl Associates
    • 157. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Kansas City, Missouri in partnership with Moshe Safdie Associates
    • 158. Todd Bolender Center for Dance + Creativity – Kansas City, Missouri
    • 159. The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason to hope. - Teilhard de Chardin
    • 160.  
    • 161. “ Life creates the conditions that are conducive to life.” - Janine Benyus
    • 162.  
    • 163. Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia at Athens – Athens, Georgia
    • 164. Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia at Athens – Athens, Georgia
    • 165. Water Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia at Athens – Athens, Georgia
    • 166. Biodiversity Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia at Athens – Athens, Georgia
    • 167. Pedagogy Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia at Athens – Athens, Georgia
    • 168. Water Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia at Athens – Athens, Georgia
    • 169. Biodiversity Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia at Athens – Athens, Georgia
    • 170. Daylight Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia at Athens – Athens, Georgia
    • 171. Natural Ventilation Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia at Athens – Athens, Georgia
    • 172. Mechanical Ventilation Odum School of Ecology – University of Georgia at Athens – Athens, Georgia
    • 173. New material cycle Existing material cycle New energy cycle Existing energy cycle New water cycle Existing water cycle ZERO WASTE ZERO WATER ZERO ENERGY
    • 174.  
    • 175. ENERGY FLOW Omega Center for Sustainable Living – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies – Rhinebeck, New York AIR FLOW WATER FLOW
    • 176. Omega Center for Sustainable Living – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies – Rhinebeck, New York
    • 177. Omega Center for Sustainable Living – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies – Rhinebeck, New York
    • 178. Omega Center for Sustainable Living – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies – Rhinebeck, New York
    • 179. Omega Center for Sustainable Living – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies – Rhinebeck, New York
    • 180. Omega Center for Sustainable Living – Rhinebeck, New York
    • 181. “ This is simply an elegant building . ” - Peter Busby AIA | 2010 AIA COTE Top Ten Jury Omega Center for Sustainable Living – Omega Institute for Holistic Studies – Rhinebeck, New York
    • 182.  
    • 183.  
    • 184. LEED: Gradual, Iterative Changes to Neutral and Beyond Negative Env. Impact Positive Env. Impact Neutral (sustainable) Platinum Gold Silver Certified 2009 Platinum Gold Silver Certified 201X Platinum Gold Silver Certified 201Y Platinum Gold Silver Certified 201Z
    • 185. Regenerative Design Tool
    • 186.  
    • 187.  
    • 188. Dockside Green Treasure Island Redevelopment Project Toronto Waterfront Lower Don Lands Destiny Florida Oberlin Green Arts District Panama Pacifo Pedra Branca Sustainable Urbanism Stockholm Royal Seaport Elephant & Castle Albert Basin Menlyn Maine Zonk ’izizwe Town Center Godrej Garden City Mahindra World City Jaipur Magok Urban Development Project Victoria Harbour Docklands, Melbourne Barangaroo [email_address]
    • 189. Oberlin Green Arts District – Oberlin, Ohio
    • 190. A Tappan Square B Allen Memorial Art Museum C Venturi Art Building Renovation and Expansion D Workshop E Hall Auditorium F Student Housing G The Center H Green Theater I Curricular Arts Building J Eco-machine K Forum L Lecture Hall M Restaurant N Oberlin Inn O Downtown P Black Box   New Construction Renovation Existing Oberlin Green Arts District – Oberlin, Ohio
    • 191. Oberlin Green Arts District Oberlin, OH Oberlin Green Arts District – Oberlin, Ohio
    • 192. 5.4.07 9:45 pm cdt
    • 193.  
    • 194.  
    • 195. Blessed with a unique opportunity To create a strong community Devoted to family , Fostering business, working together for future generations .
    • 196. Greensburg Sustainable Playground – Greensburg, Kansas
    • 197. Greensburg Sustainable Playground – Greensburg, Kansas
    • 198. 5.4.7 Arts Center – Greensburg, Kansas Designed and built by Studio 804 – University of Kansas
    • 199. Greensburg City Hall – Greensburg, Kansas
    • 200. Kiowa County Schools (K-12) – Greensburg, Kansas
    • 201. Kiowa County Schools (K-12) – Greensburg, Kansas
    • 202. Kiowa County Schools (K-12) – Greensburg, Kansas
    • 203. Kiowa County Schools (K-12) – Greensburg, Kansas Downtown Streetscape – Greensburg, Kansas
    • 204. “ Greensburg is a global example of how clean energy can power an entire community, how it can bring jobs and businesses to a place where piles of bricks and rubble once lay.” — President Barack Obama EF5 Tornado First Platinum Community in America
    • 205.  
    • 206. Holy Cross New Orleans, LA
    • 207.  
    • 208. Sustainable Playground – New Orleans, Louisiana
    • 209. Make It Right Foundation – New Orleans, Louisiana
    • 210. One Planet Community Montreal, Quebec
    • 211.
      • In the UK (Beddington Zero Energy Development) of reductions in carbon
        • 58% = building envelope, equipment & renewable energy
        • 42% = behavior changes (food, personal transport, waste)
      • In the US (Sonoma Mountain Village) of predicted reductions in carbon:
        • 31% = buildings envelope, equipment & renewable energy
        • 69% = behavior changes (food, personal transport, waste)
      • Lifestyle and behavior changes are important!
      One Planet Communities Impact of Behavior [courtesy of BioRegional Dev. Group]
    • 212. Edmonton Airport Redevelopment – Edmonton, Alberta
    • 213.  
    • 214. Edmonton Airport Redevelopment – Edmonton, Alberta
    • 215. Edmonton Airport Redevelopment – Edmonton, Alberta
    • 216.  
    • 217.  
    • 218. Evaluation
      • Speakers
          • Bob Berkebile, FAIA
          • Marlene Imirzian, AIA
          • Laura Lesniewski, AIA
          • Steve McDowell, FAIA