Berkebile said he talks a lot about community engagement, and it was a tweet that first requested BNIM come to Tuscaloosa following April's tornado.
BNIM launched a website the day the firm was hired and scheduled the first community meeting for two weeks later.
Berkebile is principal-in-charge of BNIM
Architects of Kansas City.
In 2002, Kansas City, MO-based BNIM
Architects designed six different versions of a building for the Los Altos, CA- based David and Lucile Packard Foundation: 1) a market building (a typical Class-A building), 2) a LEED Certified building, 3) a LEED Silver building, 4) a LEED Gold building, 5) a LEED Platinum building, and 6) a living building (having zero net annual impact on the environment from an operational standpoint).
Founded in 1970, BNIM
takes a holistic approach in designing buildings, especially taking into account the intended structure's place in nature.
School of Nursing 8 Student Community Center in Houston by BNIM
Architects, Kansas City, MO, and Lake/Flato Architects, San Antonio.
2] Architecture and BNIM
Architects -- were continually competing with one another to serve a major urban developer -- DST Realty -- that was concentrating its efforts on developing Downtown Kansas City's West Side.