PROJECT TEAM: BNIM
(Kansas City), architect; Moore Ruble Yudell (Santa Monica, Calif.
designed, built and privately funded a municipal utility adjacent to the town that generates five times the energy Greensburg consumes.
Stephen Hardy is director of planning at BNIM
The company's current studios and offices were also temporary, since they are on part of the site of the new arts center complex, which is designed by Moshe Safdie and Associates of Boston, working with BNIM
Architects of Kansas City.
But acceptable alternative products are becoming more available, and contractors are less likely to charge extra to compensate for the learning curve associated with using a new material, says Jason McLennan, director of Elements, a consulting division of one of the lead firms on the Texas project, BNIM
Architects of Kansas City, Missouri.
Many principles of the living building will be tested at a benchmark project called the EpiCenter in Bozeman, Montana, being designed by an international team of innovators, architects, scientists, engineers, and stakeholders under the leadership of BNIM
As a former Principal at BNIM
Architects, one of the founders of the green design movement in the United States, he also worked on many of the leading high performance projects in the country.
8220;This project was a joint effort between the Kansas City Ballet, BNIM
architects, and Southwest Solutions Group to ensure that the high density storage shelving maximized the building's floor space, while anticipating their current and future storage and preservation needs for archives and dance uniforms,” said Aaron Reynolds, Manager of the Kansas Southwest Solutions Office.
Brad Nies, director of Kansas City, MO-based BNIM
Architects' sustainable design consulting division, Elements, emphasizes that you also need to identify and reduce your building's need for resources that are scarce (water and energy, perhaps) and increase the use of abundant, available resources (sun, rainwater, wind, etc.
The architectural firms of BNIM
Architects and Castellan James Architects are doing the conceptual work.
However, in the busy race to build up the urban skyline, one Kansas City, Missouri--based firm, BNIM
, is a happy exception.
University of Missouri-Columbia, owner; BNIM
Architects, executive architect; Anshen+Allen, architect; Research Facilities Design, laboratory planning consultant; Structural Engineering Associates Inc.