Gunnar Hand

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Kansas City Solar Pavilion Opens, Puzzles

The Sun Pavilion, winner of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art's design competition in conjunction with their Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World Fairs, 1851-1939, is now open. Completed in  81 days, the pavilion is an expression of the innovation that reflects the ideals of World's Fairs.…
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Front Lawn Wayfinding in Kansas City

Last month rumblings started going around the leafy Armour Hills neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri. "Those hippies are up to something," exclaimed one the area's more conservative residents. Local artist Pete Cowdin, who goes by the pseudonym A. Bitterman, has created a unique outdoor experience in his front and back…
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Cont. Education but no Inspiration at Design Build

From March 28-April 1, the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) held a two-in-one conference for Transportation and Water/Wastewater in Kansas City, Missouri. Unfortunately, like many conferences, this one was attended more for it’s offering of mandatory Continuing Education Credits (CEU) than for anything else. Sure, it provided updates on…