DEKC 2019: Helix brings home 3 AIA KC Design Excellence Awards
University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Education Building
University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Education Building received both Professional’s Choice and a Citation Award for Architecture. AIA KC members are invited to vote for the Professional’s Choice winner, making it a true distinction in the local design community. Hailed as the poster child for the future of health education, HEB was designed in collaboration with CO Architects as an innovative facility that encourages interdisciplinary education.
“They worked really hard to create various strategies to bring light into the building and create a strong connection with the outdoors.”
19 Main at Corrigan Station
19 Main at Corrigan Stationearned a Merit Award for Architecture. Being the first new construction office building in the Crossroads in more than 60 years, every architectural move is designed to support and enhance urban vitality.
“The detail was appreciated, the materiality was appreciated, the central staircase clad in glass is very handsome. Just seemed to be a standout architectural design in the urban context.”
— AIA KC 2019 Jury Comments
Client: Copaken Brooks, 3D Development
In addition to the project awards, Helix designer Travis Snell and his cohort from the Kansas City Design Center won an award for their work on West Bottoms Reborn: A Vision Study for a System of Public Spaces. KCDC Executive Director Vladmir Kristic said it best: “Proud of our talented and hard-working students who stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their professional peers!”
This year’s jury was comprised of an esteemed group of nationally recognized designers, including: Mark Rusitzky, AIA, partner at COOKFOX Architects; Karen Fairbanks, AIA, founding partner at Marble Fairbanks Architects; and Andrew Berman, FAIA, founding partner of Andrew Berman Architect.