Architecture City Guide: Kansas City

This week our Architecture City Guide is headed Kansas City. With more boulevards than any other city except Paris, Kansas City is commonly called “Paris of the Plains.” Although its architecture might not rival Paris, there is plenty of great architecture, and as always it was difficult to keep our list to only 12 designs. Kansas City is also the headquarters of this year’s AIA National Firm Award, BNIM. Take a look at the list and add to it in the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Kansas City list and corresponding map after the break.

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Cite: Henry, Christopher. "Architecture City Guide: Kansas City" 08 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>
  • Andy

    How about the entire Country Club Plaza, the first automobile based shopping center, built in 1922. Created by J.C. Nichols. ULI’s annual award is named after him.

    Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadium, by Kivett & Myers. These two stadium are the ones that created the new models for stadium around the world. This is why most of the world’s sport architecture is done out of Kansas City; 360 Architecture, Ellerbe Becket, Populous, and HNTB.

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