1. Residential
I read a survey recently that looked at reasons why people do or don’t hire architects when they build a new home. The results were fascinating. It’s estimated that architects design somewhere between 2% and 10% of new homes. That means that 90% to 98% of those building new homes miss out on an immensely valuable service. […]
  1. Adaptive Reuse
  2. Residential
Located in the Midwestern United States, Kansas City sits on the border between the states of Kansas and Missouri. Shanghai, situated on China’s central coast, is one of the world’s most important financial centers. Though these cities differ significantly in size and population density, there are notable similarities in terms of architecture and urban development. […]
  1. Mixed-use
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 […]
  1. Adaptive Reuse
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 […]
  1. Video
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, […]
  1. Residential
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, […]

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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 […]
Midtown Plaza Phase 1 is coming along nicely as the renovation is nearing the finish line! Since last year, our design team and construction team have been continuously working to convert the vacant office building into 117 multifamily apartments with modern amenities after a hold up of almost 4 years. This newly renovated multi-family building […]

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