It’s been one year since we moved into our brand new home – the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity! Our company dancers have just returned and we’re gearing up for our second season in the magnificent Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. As you can imagine, it’s an exciting time around here!

Over the past year, we’ve had thousands of our friends and neighbors from near and far visit our Bolender Center. Not surprisingly, other dancers and especially architecture students from universities around the area have been enthralled, but we’ve received gobs of compliments from our visitors regardless of their backgrounds. In fact, BNIM, the architecture firm that imagined this creative historic renovation of the Bolender Center and worked with JE Dunn to bring it to life, has won numerous awards for the impressive work. These awards and accolades are truly a testament to the dedication and hard work of so many in making this destination for dance a reality.

Below is the list of awards BNIM has accumulated over the past year:

2012 Capstone Award, Architectural Design, Kansas City Business Journal

2011 Excellence Award for Adaptive Reuse, Historic Kansas City Foundation

2011 Project of the Year, International Concrete Repair Institute – Great Plains Chapter

2011 Historic Restoration, International Concrete Repair Institute – Great Plain Chapter

2011 Preservation Award, AIA Kansas City