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2001 Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards
Photos and article about the winners of the 2001 Allied Arts and Craftsmanship Awards of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, including the Valencia Place dome, the Rockhurst...
A Big Honor for BNIM
December 17, 2010
The American Institute of Architects named the Kansas City architectural firm of BNIM as firm of the year for 2011, “the group’s highest honor given to a company.” “Recognized for its distinguished...
A Central City Neighborhood Makes a Comeback
Article about the integrity of the Westport residential community, focusing on its neighborhood organizations designed to preserve its older and characteristic architecture, with several photos, including...
A Kansas City Architect: The Boller Brothers
Biographical article about the "Kansas City architectural firm (variously known as Carl Boller and Brother or the Boller Brothers)," "composed of brothers Carl and Robert Boller, natives of St. Joseph,...
A Memorial at Kansas City, Missouri
Illustrations and descriptions of the award-winning designs for the memorial located at Penn Valley Park.
A Storied History Amid Hoopla
March 13, 2005
The Big 12 college basketball tournament plays its last game March 13, 2005, in Kemper Arena. The arena has seen 31 years of use and such events as the 1976 Republican National Convention and big names...
American Institute of Architects Guide to Kansas City Architecture & Public Art
Book filled with photos, maps, and descriptions of numerous structures of architectural significance in Kansas City including buildings, residences, and public art works and including newer buildings up...
An Architect with Spirit
March 11, 2010
Obituary for local architect Frank Grimaldi (85). A graduate of Notre Dame's architecture school, Grimaldi moved to Kansas City in 1947 and joined Joseph B. Shaughnessy's firm. He was local president of...
Architects' Tour Features Rare Peeks at Three KC Landmarks
June 20, 2004
Brief descriptions of three sites open for tours on June 27, 2004, as part of an exhibit by the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Architects, "Structures of Our Time."
The three buildings...
Postcard of the Baltimore Hotel
Biography of Dale Eldred (1933-1993), Sculptor
The high-rise white marble BMA Tower is the home office of BMA at 31st Street and Southwest Trafficway. The BMA Tower received architectural acclaim upon its completion in 1963 and among other awards received...
BMA Tower Profile (Business Men's Assurance Company)
Postcard of the Boley Building at 12th and Walnut Streets
Bruce Goff Tour
Brief article publicizing an American Institute of Architects tour of Bruce Goff homes in the Kansas City area on May 14, 2005. The homes include a residence at 5020 W. 67th Street, the Nicol Residence...
Building with Care
Photo and biographical article about Becky Cotton Zahner, or Becky Zahner, an 35-year-old architect and "head of the Kansas City office of Mackey Mitchell Associates; designer of a host of impressive structures...
Buildings in Nation's Spotlight
January 9, 2008
The Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Liberty Memorial have recently won national architectural awards. The American Institute of Architects has awarded their 2008 Institute Honor...
Chic Center at the Spot Where Kansas City Began
Story of the Westport Square business district centered at Pennsylvania and Westport Roads, designed to reinvigorate surrounding residential districts, discussing also the problems caused by such development,...
City Hall Profile
Commerce Bank Building Profile
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