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.
See also "BNIM Architects: Designing a Better World," on page 120.
interviews, the interviewer first asks only a single narrative question such as "As you know, I am interested in Assisted Reproductive Techniques.
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., structural engineer; Clark Richardson & Biskup, mechanical/electrical engineer; ME Group Inc., fire/life safety engineer; Taliaferro & Browne Inc., civil engineer; Lerch, Bates 8 Associates Inc., elevator consultant; Acoustical Design Group Inc., acoustical/audiovisual consultant; Code Consultants Inc., code consultant; Construction Management Resources, cost consultant.
* School of Nursing 8 Student Community Center in Houston by BNIM
Architects, Kansas City, MO, and Lake/Flato Architects, San Antonio.
Others: Zimmer Cos.; The Hillier Group (principal architect); Devine deFion Yaeger, Rafael Architects Inc.; BNIM
; Group One; George Butler Associates, Gibbens Drake Scott Engineering; R.G.
Two Kansas City, MO, architectural firms - [CDFM.sup.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.