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BNIM / Kansas City, MO

BNIM is one of the most significant architectural firms working to redefine practice in the realm of green architecture today. As early pioneers in the arena of sustainable design, BNIM continues to shape the national and global agenda for responsible architecture and design excellence. Established in 1970, the firm has emerged nationally as a leading resource for established methodologies, innovative technologies and cutting-edge research in architecture, planning, landscape and workplace design. Their process is deeply rooted in the concept of integration, where clients and collaborators work together to create buildings and spaces that embrace the Triple Bottom Line—a balance of people, planet and prosperity. BNIM is committed to restorative design, which aims to maximize human potential, productivity, and health while increasing the vitality of natural systems. The firm’s work includes early pilot projects that defined the USGBC’s LEED rating system, a broad portfolio of LEED projects and current work that goes beyond LEED’s highest standards to achieve Living Building status. Significant recent projects include The School of Nursing and Student Community Center at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, Applebee’s Restaurant Support Center in Lenexa, KS and The Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, NY.

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