We’re architects and ANIMAL LOVERS! This year, we worked together with a Kansas City based nonprofit organization to design a 3-acre animal boarding facility. In every way, this building was designed with animals in mind, and it will provide a safe, fun environment for them. What’s more, this facility will create new employment opportunities through the nonprofit organization.
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2020 is an exciting year for the team at B+A Architecture. The company is celebrating 25 years of successful practice. To mark the occasion, Principal Dennis Bradley shared his insights into what has enabled the firm to survive and thrive for so long, as well as what’s in store for the next five years.
The Jackson County Legislature has recently approved a zoning change for the repurposing of the extant John K. Stark School, located at 17th & Stark Avenue, Blue Summit, MO, into a residential re-entry facility. B+A Architecture was hired to provide preliminary design for the proposed adaptive re-use, and for the modernization and renovation of the existing […]
The Kansas City Business Journal recently published an op-ed about the affordable housing market crisis in KC. It highlights some new developments that may shift the balance of geared-to-income units from 23 percent to about 15 percent of downtown rentals. To summarize, it talks about 5000 new market-rate apartments that are either under construction or in the planning stages, […]
Four years ago, the B+A Architecture team was delighted to help Chris and Megan to achieve their dream of owning a unique 2-story tiny home. This summer, we checked back in on the KC Tiny House Project to see how it’s developed since our original design. We were stunned by how beautifully the tiny home […]
B+A took an extant 70’s mansard style clubhouse and freshened it up with modern cladding in the way of corrugated aluminum siding accented with cedar planks, and gave it an updated color pallet for a take on Modern Mansard Style.
Recently, B+A is working with Summit Homes on a Colorado mountain-style clubhouse of Woodside Ridge at Lee’s Summit, MO. With 7,650 sqft pool + deck, this 1,700sqft upscale clubhouse emphasizes the use of natural materials such as stone and cedar, and maximizes the glazing on the elevation facing the pool deck. It also includes a […]
As long as humans have roamed the earth, we have participated in the communal activity of sharing meals. Togetherness is part of the human experience, as is sitting down to eat. When you combine the two, you get the perfect evening out – or, at least, that used to be the case. The global health […]
Breaking ground on a project that you’ve worked on for months is always an exciting moment. We were delighted to see the ground broken at 2600 Independence Boulevard in Kansas City last week. This project has a special place in the hearts of the team here at B+A Architecture. The developer first came to us […]
Midtown Plaza Phase 1 (3420 Broadway, Kansas City) construction progress. We’re grateful for the construction team who has been safely doing such a great work. ? It’s keeping us all motivated to see the progress of the project and the final outcome! Latest News Post Views: 217 B+A Member since May 26, 2020 Loading + Follow Following An […]
3260 Main Mixed-Use and W39 Apartments are two KC Midtown development projects B+A Architecture has been working on for FFV Development, LLC. 3260 Main is a $17.2 million mixed-use project located at 3260 Main Street. It’s a six-story mixed use building with 82 apartments and about 7,500 square feet of retail on a vacant lot […]
The Midtown Plaza, located at 3420 Broadway, Kansas City, is well on its way to entirely change the outlook of the area by converting the vacant office building into 117 multifamily apartments in Phase 1. The 8-story complex renovation is underway after a hold up of almost 4 years and is scheduled to be completed […]
Midtown Kansas City’s expansion of their streetcar line prompts Main Street development, bringing new opportunities to the Broadway Gillham neighborhood. Following the proposed extension of the Main Street streetcar line, FFV Partnership contracted b+a architecture to develop a mixed-use residential and retail building whose presence would replace a long-vacant eyesore and bring much-needed quality housing […]
The ground was officially broken on 2600 Independence Ave this week! We’re thrilled and honored to have Mayor Quinton Lucas, Kansas City Fire Department, State Rep. Barbara Washington, families of the two fallen firefighters, Larry Leggio and John Mesh, join us for this incredible groundbreaking ceremony. The new mixed-use development consists of seven retail spaces […]
Real-time rendering is on the rise throughout the design industry. In light of this trend, any sector that focuses on design as a guiding principle—architecture, entertainment, fashion, engineering, and so on—is likely already putting it to work for them. Since the 1990s, we have leveraged computers and CAD software to render our designs and this, […]
When an architecture design or construction project goes over-budget, the most common way to mitigate concerns is through value engineering. However, value engineering is not based on cost-cutting alone. The true value of this process considers every possible option and never loses sight of the desired end result. What is Value Engineering? The term value […]