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Kansas City: The Latest Architecture and News

Kansas City Becomes First Major U.S. City to Make Public Transit Free

Kansas City has become the first major city in the United States to approve free public transit. Last week, the City Council voted unanimously to make the city’s bus system fare-free alongside the existing streetcar system that was launch in 2016. The Zero Fare Transit proposal aims to be a universal and system-wide fare-free scheme.

SOM Unveils Revised Design for $1.5 Billion Kansas City Airport Terminal

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) have unveiled the latest design for Kansas City's new airport terminal. Working with the Kansas City Aviation Department, the City of Kansas City, Missouri and major airlines, the project is coming together with developer Edgemoor. The air travel hub that will be the largest single infrastructure project in Kansas City’s history.

Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM Courtesy of SOM + 9

Glass-Walled Labyrinth / Robert Morris

© Josh Ferdinand © Josh Ferdinand © Josh Ferdinand © Josh Ferdinand + 7

Kansas City, United States
  • Architects: Robert Morris
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Artist Explores Architectural Life Cycles Through Ceramics

Sculptor and jewelry designer, Cydney Ross explores the architectural passage of time through unconventional ceramics and mixed media. By over-firing, freezing, and thawing her materials, she simulates the swaying, slumping, and even collapsing of structure.

12th Street Viaduct Where the River Runs Structural Integrity Weight of the World + 18

Artery Residence / Hufft Projects

© Michael Robinson © Michael Robinson © Michael Robinson © Michael Robinson + 38

Kansas City, United States
  • Architects: Hufft Projects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 10650.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016

David T. Beals III Studio for Art + Technology / Gould Evans

© Lara Shipley © Lara Shipley © Lara Shipley © Lara Shipley + 13

  • Architects: Gould Evans
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 5000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017

Shelton Marshall Residence / El Dorado

© Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair + 20

Kansas City, United States
  • Architects: El Dorado
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2750.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Iwan Baan Photographs Steven Holl's Nelson-Atkins Museum for Its Ninth Birthday

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the opening of the Steven Holl Architect’s Bloch Building for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. To commemorate the occasion, Iwan Baan has visited the project to show how it has settled into place on the museum’s campus, become an architectural icon for Kansas City, and continues to shine as one of Steven Holl's most recognized projects.

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan + 25

MadHouse / LIONarchitecture

© John Iiams © John Iiams © John Iiams © John Iiams + 24

Kansas City, United States
  • Architects: LIONarchitecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1400.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015

Cerner Continuous Campus / Gould Evans

© Mike Sinclair © Art Gray © Art Gray © Art Gray + 28

  • Architects: Gould Evans
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 660000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

1653 Residence / Studio Build

© Bob Greenspan Photography © Bob Greenspan Photography © Bob Greenspan Photography © Bob Greenspan Photography + 19

Kansas City, United States
  • Architects: Studio Build
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2800.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

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 + 7

St Teresa’s Academy Windmoor Center / Gould Evans

© Assassi Productions © Assassi Productions © Assassi Productions © Assassi Productions + 25

  • Architects: Gould Evans
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 10650.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Prairie Logic / el dorado

© Videtech © Videtech © Videtech © Mike Sinclair + 21

Kansas City, United States
  • Architects: el dorado
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

Heartland Habitat for Humanity / el dorado

© Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair © Mike Sinclair + 13

Kansas City, United States
  • Architects: el dorado
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 2325.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Sprint Accelerator / RMTA

© Mike Sinclair  © Mike Sinclair  © Mike Sinclair  © Mike Sinclair  + 14

Kansas City, United States
  • Architects: RMTA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 12000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

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

© James Ewing © James Ewing © James Ewing © James Ewing + 22

Kansas City, United States
  • Architects: BNIM , Moore Ruble Yudell
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 68000.0 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

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.