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Make It Right Releases Six Single-Family House Designs for Manheim Park Community

Make It Right, the organization formed by Brad Pitt that builds affordable and sustainable houses for people in need, has released a series of new single-family home designs by local architects to expand their efforts in Kansas City, Missouri. The new homes will become part of Make it Right's established work in Manheim Park, complementing the affordable housing and community complex opened by the organization in 2013. 

View the designs, after the break.

Home design by BNIM. Image Courtesy of Make It Right Home design by KEM Studio. Image Courtesy of Make It Right Home design by Pendulum Studio. Image Courtesy of Make It Right Home design by El Dorado Inc.. Image Courtesy of Make It Right

St Teresa’s Academy Windmoor Center / Gould Evans

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Prairie Logic / el dorado

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Sprint Accelerator / RMTA

  • Architects: RMTA
  • Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Design Office: Rees Masilionis Turley Architecture
  • Area: 12000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Mike Sinclair

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Henry W Bloch Executive Hall at University / BNIM + Moore Ruble Yudell

  • Architects: BNIM , Moore Ruble Yudell
  • Location: University of Missouri, 2700 E 18th St # 240, Kansas City, MO 64127, USA
  • Area: 68000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: James Ewing

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RTKL to Debut Smart Transit Hub Proposal

RTKL, a global architecture and design practice, announced its HALO project will be featured as part of the TransformKC Exhibition (October 4th - 25th in Kansas City, Missouri), which seeks to illustrate what the future could look like for Kansas City transit and innovative rail projects. The HALO concept is a modular, five-foot panelized, glass-enclosed, sustainable walkway for bus passengers that will utilize new technology to capture kinetic energy expended from foot traffic - approximately 7 watts per tile per footstrike. More info here.

International Call for Ideas: Transform Kansas City

Transform Kansas City, a collaboration between the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance and the Kansas City Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Young Architects Forum, is asking for submissions that illustrate transportation related or affected ideas or solutions. No matter your background or experience, all are being called to submit your ideas on transportation, urban design and architecture. You are encouraged to find solutions to question such as: What impact does urban mass transit have on the mobility of our cities in which we live, work and play? What forms will these new investments take and what is the result to our built environment? The deadline for submissions is June 30. For more information, please visit here.

Camp Prairie Schooner / El Dorado Inc

  • Architects: El Dorado Inc
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri, Estados Unidos
  • Principal In Charge: Dan Maginn, FAIA, LEED AP+
  • Senior Associate: Sean Slattery, AIA
  • Collaborators: Kansas State University
  • General Contractor: Haren Laughlin Construction
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Mike Sinclair

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Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial / Tilt-Up Concrete Association

  • Architects: Tilt-Up Concrete Association
  • Location: Washington Square Park, Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Engineer: Needham and Associates, Inc.
  • Collaborators: Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, Missouri Korean War Veterans Memorial Commission, Concrete Promotional Group of Kansas City, Missouri
  • Structural Embed Fabrication: Tincher’s Welding
  • General Contractor: Dunn Project Solutions
  • Tilt Up Contractor: Summit Concrete
  • Lifting And Bracing Design And Hardware: Innovative Brick Systems, LLC
  • Lifting Inserts, Equipment: White Cap Construction Supply
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Dror Baldinger, Courtesy of Powers Brown Architecture

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Zahner Factory Expansion / Crawford Architects

  • Architects: Crawford Architects
  • Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Architects: Crawford Architects
  • Structural Engineer: Wallace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer: M.E. Group, Inc
  • Electrical Engineer: M.E. Group, Inc
  • Area: 6200.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of crawford architects

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Imagine KC

Imagine a vibrant, connected and green Kansas City region.  Highlighting local communities, Imagine KC discuses how members of the community are working together to provide a more sustainable and vibrant place to live, work and play.  Episode 2: Energy Efficiency and Conservation aired in January and is the latest of the 12 part series from Kansas City Public Television.

Tune in March 24th at 7:30 p.m. for Episode Three: Quality Places and Vibrant Centers.  More information about Imagine KC following the break.

Christian Life Center / BNIM

  • Architects: BNIM
  • Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Area: 27000.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Farshid Assassi

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Freight House Pedestrian Bridge / BNIM

  • Architects: BNIM
  • Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Architect: BNIM
  • Project Team: TranSystems Corporation
  • General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Farshid Assassi

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Sustainable Residence / Studio 804

  • Architects: Studio 804
  • Location: 3716 Springfield St, Kansas City, KS 66103, USA
  • Architects: Studio 804, Inc.
  • Project Architect: Dan Rockhill, JL Constant Distinguished Professor of Architecture, University of Kansas
  • Project Team: lison Lampier, Andrew Thomas, Becca Maness, Caleb Reed, Collin Jacobs, Danielle Blodgett, Erik Biggs, Garret Wilson, Jason Sadler, Jesse Brubacher, Josh Bender, Megin Sevier, Molly Fogarty, Patrick Noble, Sam Edelstein, Ben Chapman, Blake Perkins, Frank Lindemann, Jared Eder, Kate Frick, Kyle Davis, Stephanie Winn
  • Engineer: Norton & Schmidt
  • Contractor: Studio 804, Inc.
  • Area: 2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Courtesy of studio 804

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Prescott Passivhaus / Studio 804

  • Architects: Studio 804
  • Location: 32 S 16th St, Kansas City, KS 66102, USA
  • Architects: Studio 804
  • Project Team: CJ Armstrong, Elizabeth Beckerle, Joshua Brown, William Doran, Colleen Driver, Laura Foster, Joel Garcia, Tyler Harrelson, Lauren Hickman, Aaron Jensen, Matthew Johnson, Daniel Lipscomb, Daniel Matchett, Jennifer Mayfield, Katherine Morell, Tye Zehner
  • Engineer: Norton & Schmidt
  • Contractor: Studio 804
  • Area: 1700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of studio 804

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