November 11, 2020

CannonDesign Receives Two AIA St. Louis Design Awards

We are proud to share the American Institute of Architects (AIA) St. Louis chapter has recognized our work and team with two design awards as part of its annual program to identify the signature design projects located in or led from their region.

We secured an Unbuilt Distinguished Award for Truman Medical Center, University Health 2 in Kansas City, MO and an Unbuilt Merit Award for a new confidential technology workplace in St. Louis. The full list of winners is available on the AIA St. Louis website.

Below is a summary of both award-winning projects:

University Health
Located on a prominent urban edge, this project establishes a new contemporary image for a safety-net hospital in Kansas City, MO. The project challenges preconceived notions of healthcare campuses and envision the new “front-door” as an important and welcoming extension of the public realm.

The new medical office building acts as a critical node on the campus, visually and physically connecting disparate elements across a challenging topography. The project forms are at once rectilinear and angular, maintaining efficiency in clinic layouts and parking, relating to a restrained context, and becoming more dynamic where emphasizing movement at public zones.

Confidential Technology Workplace
Commitment to equity and empowerment echoes throughout a cutting-edge workplace housed in a historically significant urban asset. Once home to the city’s newspaper, the 100-year-old structure is re-defined as a community catalyst, reflective of its new tenant’s mission.

This project melds modern design, historic urban fabric, and a community-focused mission to create a renewed neighborhood anchor: a nexus integrating small businesses, entrepreneurs, and community members with the organization’s dynamic workspace each day.

CannonDesign provided multi-dimensional design service for the project including architecture, interior design, engineering and lighting design. Trivers led the design and restoration of the building’s core and shell.

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