Awesome Public-Private Partnership Projects - nothing cool or fun happens when it's not done with a bunch of public-private cooperation and collaboration. KC is teeming with great projects that engaged the community in their construction and continue to engage in their ongoing utility.
Cases in Point:
Photo Credit: Mike Sinclair
We found out Friday evening, in a lovely setting at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, that the project won a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter. As you can see from the link we are in some very good company. (http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/16/3921246/design-awards-go-to-kc-ballet.html)
Troost Bridge is also a finalist in the Public Space category for the Best of Year Awards sponsored by Interior Design Magazine. If you dig into the other finalists you'll see that, once again, Troost Bridge is in top notch company. The fact that the other projects are more easily categorizable as public space (i.e., parks) makes our inclusion even more special. (http://boyprojectfinalists.interiordesign.net/)
Troost Bridge won an Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects, Central States a few months back. (http://www.archdaily.com/280308/2012-aia-central-states-design-award-winners/)