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BNIM has transformed our profession.
Redefining Collaboration 
and Community
Leadership in 
Sustainability and Design
Founded 1970
2 National AIA Presidents
7 AIA Fellows
6 AIA Kansas City Presidents 
Active in educating from University of ...
“BNIM has had an unparalleled impact on the revitalization of urban Kansas City…more than any other design firm”
— Donald ...
Union Station, Kansas City
Kansas City’s FOCUS master plan, APA Plan of the Year
Founder Local Climate Protection Partnership
175 Local Design Awards...
Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City
local
design awards
175
total number of
design awards
321
international
design awards
14
national
design awards
48
regiona...
July 17, 1981
114 die in hotel walkway collapse
November 18, 2010
25,000+ gather to kick off Greenbuild
DESIGN THROUGH COMMITMENT 
TO SUSTAINABILITY
TRANSFORMING
“There is no other firm more prepared to define the leading edge...
Benchmarking Sustainability
REGEN =
Beyond LEED
USGBC
LEED
AIA COTE
AIA COTE
TOP 10
Impact:
FounderAIA COTE, USGBC, LEED
1...
Collaboration with 4 Presidents…Clinton Climate Initiative
Everyone from Gorbachev to Brad Pitt
PBS to Planet Green
Recogn...
One of the first COTE Top Ten
Kansas City Zoo
Six AIA COTE Top Ten Award Projects
“BNIM’s practice was evolving as they were trying to change the practice.”
2010
2000
2...
“Upon seeing this, the only responsible thing I can do is instruct you to make the greenest building possible.”
— Dick Sch...
“We wanted a building that feels like a nurturing environment the minute you enter it.”
—Patricia L. Starck, Dean 
UT Nurs...
DAYLIGHT MODELING
DAYLIGHT PLAN
DAYLIGHT  SECTION
Benchmarks
75% of construction waste recycled
60% reduction in utility costs in comparison to adjacent buildings
48% less ...
Repurposed over 3 million square feet of existing buildings
BEFORE
Kansas City GSA Offices
“This project does a spectacular
job of creating a sense of place. 
Very sensitive in its use of material and proportion.”...
LEED Founder + Leader
13 Platinum Projects
2.7 million LEED square feet
*Sustainable Design by BNIM. 
With Polk Stanley Ro...
“BNIM has changed the way that contractors think about building. No one more than BNIM has revolutionized the construction...
First Living Building 
Net Zero: 0 Energy, 0 Water
LEED Platinum
AIA COTE Top Ten
Omega Center, Rhinebeck, NY
“This is simply an elegant building.”  
 —Peter Busby AIA | 2010 AIA COTE Top Ten Jury
COMMUNITY THROUGH COLLABORATION
TRANSFORMING
“BNIM understands the challenges of making a better place to live and they ar...
“With BNIM’s leadership we were able to achieve a new paradigm for collaborative science and research.”
—Irma Gigli, IMM D...
“We selected BNIM because 
of their focus on innovation and 
their impeccable reputation…The collaboration was the best ou...
“Advanced construction technologies cannot 
Be realized without skillful orchestration – BNIM 
is a consummate conductor o...
Transforming natural disasters by building healthy communities
1993
Great Mississippi River Flood
Pattonsburg, MO ,Valmeye...
“Greensburg is a global example of how clean energy can power an entire community, how it can bring jobs and businesses to...
Powered by 100% renewable energy
Greensburg, KS
A New School
A New City Hall
A New Life for the Entire Community
“BNIM helped us achieve…a beautiful and functional camp with a unified vernacular that will serve us for many years with l...
UT IMM Research Building, Houston, TX
GSA Offices, Missouri
Retreat, Rural Iowa
TREE
“They focus so strongly on the power of human inspiration, they seek it in all places, even outside their walls…and the sp...
2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award
2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award
2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award
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2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award

  1. 1. BNIM has transformed our profession. Redefining Collaboration and Community Leadership in Sustainability and Design
  2. 2. Founded 1970 2 National AIA Presidents 7 AIA Fellows 6 AIA Kansas City Presidents Active in educating from University of Kansas to Harvard.
  3. 3. “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 Every day 80,000 people go to work in spaces designed by BNIM. 20 million square feet.
  4. 4. Union Station, Kansas City
  5. 5. Kansas City’s FOCUS master plan, APA Plan of the Year Founder Local Climate Protection Partnership 175 Local Design Awards — More Design Awards than any other Firm
  6. 6. Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City
  7. 7. local design awards 175 total number of design awards 321 international design awards 14 national design awards 48 regional design awards 84 Kansas City Convention Center Joint Venture with HNTB.
  8. 8. July 17, 1981 114 die in hotel walkway collapse
  9. 9. November 18, 2010 25,000+ gather to kick off Greenbuild
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Benchmarking Sustainability REGEN = Beyond LEED USGBC LEED AIA COTE AIA COTE TOP 10 Impact: FounderAIA COTE, USGBC, LEED 140,000+LEED Professionals 30,000+LEED Projects $35-49 BillionGreen Building Market 100+Countries with LEED Projects
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. One of the first COTE Top Ten Kansas City Zoo
  14. 14. Six AIA COTE Top Ten Award Projects “BNIM’s practice was evolving as they were trying to change the practice.” 2010 2000 2006 2007 2008 1999
  15. 15. “Upon seeing this, the only responsible thing I can do is instruct you to make the greenest building possible.” — Dick Schlossberg, Former President, Packard Foundation Packard Matrix: First study about real cost and benefits of deep green Proved case for Living Building
  16. 16. “We wanted a building that feels like a nurturing environment the minute you enter it.” —Patricia L. Starck, Dean UT Nursing, Houston, TX
  17. 17. DAYLIGHT MODELING DAYLIGHT PLAN DAYLIGHT SECTION
  18. 18. Benchmarks 75% of construction waste recycled 60% reduction in utility costs in comparison to adjacent buildings 48% less potable water 50% recycled materials
  19. 19. Repurposed over 3 million square feet of existing buildings BEFORE Kansas City GSA Offices
  20. 20. “This project does a spectacular job of creating a sense of place. Very sensitive in its use of material and proportion.” —Rand Elliot, Jury Chair Kansas City Federal Building
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. “BNIM has changed the way that contractors think about building. No one more than BNIM has revolutionized the construction industry.” —Terry Dunn, President & CEO, JE Dunn Construction Co.
  23. 23. First Living Building Net Zero: 0 Energy, 0 Water LEED Platinum AIA COTE Top Ten Omega Center, Rhinebeck, NY
  24. 24. “This is simply an elegant building.” —Peter Busby AIA | 2010 AIA COTE Top Ten Jury
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. “With BNIM’s leadership we were able to achieve a new paradigm for collaborative science and research.” —Irma Gigli, IMM Director, Sarofim Research Building UT IMM Research Building, Houston, TX
  27. 27. “We selected BNIM because of their focus on innovation and their impeccable reputation…The collaboration was the best our firm has experienced.” — Steven Holl Ed Barnes Anshen + Allen SmithGroup Pei Cobb Freed Moshe Safdie Steven Holl Harry Weese Burt Hill Lake | Flato
  28. 28. “Advanced construction technologies cannot Be realized without skillful orchestration – BNIM is a consummate conductor on this stage of great complexity.” 
—Marc Wilson, Former Director, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Steven Holl + BNIM
  29. 29. Transforming natural disasters by building healthy communities 1993 Great Mississippi River Flood Pattonsburg, MO ,Valmeyer, IL 2001 Tropical Storm Allison Houston,TX 2005 HurricaneKatrina 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 New Orleans Greensburg, KS
  30. 30. “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
  31. 31. Powered by 100% renewable energy Greensburg, KS A New School A New City Hall A New Life for the Entire Community
  32. 32. “BNIM helped us achieve…a beautiful and functional camp with a unified vernacular that will serve us for many years with low maintenancecosts.” —Mark Brayer, Director Camp Naish, Kansas
  33. 33. UT IMM Research Building, Houston, TX
  34. 34. GSA Offices, Missouri
  35. 35. Retreat, Rural Iowa
  36. 36. TREE
  37. 37. “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!” —Dan Maginn, AIA, eldorado architects

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