Last fall, American Institute of Architects, Kansas City (AIAKC) presented a position paper on the proposed design for a building to be built on the Country Club Plaza by Highwoods Corporation, and to be occupied by the law firm of Polsinelli Shughart, PC. Since that …MORE >>
This summer has seen a storm of controversy surrounding a new building to be developed and built by Highwoods Corporation, and occupied by the law firm of Polsinelli Shughart, PC. The proposed building not only marks a potentially significant new structure in Kansas City, but its …MORE >>
In recent months, Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders has undertaken a heretofore unseen amount of effort from an elected official as regards rail transit service in the metro area. Mr. Sanders has invested time and energy into this critical issue in ways that no elected official …MORE >>
In 2007 a group of Kansas City citizens, neighborhood organizations and activists, civic leaders, and civic and professional organizations – including AIA Kansas City – worked hard to amend and strengthen Kansas City’s lax sign regulations, specifically focused on off-premise, free-standing signs – billboards.
That …MORE >>
The American Institute of Architects believes one of the best ways to inject a stimulus into our economy will be through the design and construction industry. If implemented effectively, the current $50 billion of President Obama’s proposed stimulus package for infrastructure could create 800,000 jobs. To …MORE >>
For many years, AIA Kansas City has been a passionate advocate for a comprehensive public transportation system that includes both rail and bus transit. After years of deliberation and debate, the time has finally come for Kansas City to make this vision a reality. To …MORE >>
In 2004, the city of Kansas City established the Capital Improvement Management Office to improve the management and delivery of various infrastructure projects around the city. Under CIMO, the city has completed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of roads, bridges, sidewalks, sewers, and buildings.…MORE >>
In April of 2008, the residents of Kansas City, Missouri will vote on whether to renew a 3/8 cent sales tax dedicated to the Area Transportation Authority (ATA) for 15 years. The sales tax is one of the primary sources of funding for the ATA’s …MORE >>
The American Institute of Architects encourages the General Services Administration and the City of Kansas City, Missouri to engage in a meaningful selection process to determine the correct site and developer for the new GSA office complex.
While recent discussions have surrounded Riverfront and East …MORE >>
The City of Kansas City Planning and Development Department recently completed a grass roots effort through a steering committee of citizens to update the existing zoning ordinance to create a new development ordinance for the City. AIA Kansas City was represented by several members on …MORE >>