The 2014 EDC Cornerstone Awards were especially enjoyable this year, as we celebrated three project award finalists and one client company award.
The first finalist, the Richard Bolling Federal Building was the result of 14 years of wonderful collaboration with the US General Services Administration and GWH. At 1.2 million square foot, the project made a huge impact to daily working lives of its 4,000 employees.
The success of the second award finalist, Live Blue in Zona Rosa, could not have been achieved without the vision of Blue Cross and Blue Shield (of KC) leadership. The project is an innovative model, demonstrating how a health insurance company can impact the well being of it’s community. The project would not have been possible without a welcoming reception to new ideas and collaborative nature of client and designer alike.
Highland Place Apartments was not only a finalist, but winner of an EDC Award! The historic significance of the single and multi-family homes and The Rochester Hotel made the preservation of these buildings absolutely critical to the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District.
Finally, Sporting Innovations, as a technology start-up company, was recipient of a Launch KC Award.
The award ceremony was followed by a social hour, where we had a chance to celebrate the projects’ successes, gain more insight into what motivates our clients, and learn more about our clients’ prior experiences that will continue to inform future successes.