Berger Devine Yaeger
In July 2002, the Berger Group welcomed to our family Devine deFlon Yaeger, Inc. (DdY), a leading Kansas City, MO, A/E firm. The practice will be known as Berger Devine Yaeger (BDY)
Founded in 1973, BDY's architectural commissions have included widely acclaimed and award-winning educational complexes, and sports, entertainment, commercial and corporate facilities.
Uptown Theatre Building/BDY Offices
Kansas City, MO
BDY's renovation included removal of a portion of the existing floor to open a space from the third floor into the dome. This centerpiece space is utilized for the firm's library and serves as an interesting space for client presentations and meetings. The renovated structure includes two large conference rooms, private offices, library, architectural work stations, administration areas and a kitchen.
Other historic building renovation and restoration projects include the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the Sophian Plaza and the Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
2000 Olympic Arena
The arena hosted gymnastics and basketball during the 2000 Olympics, and has subsequently been host to a wide variety of events including the indoor competition for the 2000 Paralympic Games. The facility seats 15,000 spectators for Olympic-type events and up to 20,000 for concerts and other activities.
The arena is situated at the northern end of Olympic Boulevard which is located in the Homebush Bay precinct of Sydney and served as the principal venue for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The building is framed by a coronet of masts as part of the tension cable-supported roof, designed to provide the building with a unique international identity.
Sprint Corporation World Headquarters
Overland Park, KS
The 192-acre site includes, as one would expect for Sprint's World Headquarters, cutting-edge technology and information systems. In addition to the office buildings, the campus includes support facilities for central services and utilities, a fitness center and 16 parking garages. At a construction cost of over $900 million, the project, according to the Engineering News-Record, was the largest single building construction project in the United States at that time.
With more than 20 professionals involved in every facet of the project from development of site layout and establishment of building shell designs, to interior design planning and details, BDY has worked on this widely acclaimed project since conception.
Kansas City, MO
Following the detailed studies, the BDY team prepared an innovative design replacing the 412 units with 219 units, reducing the density by nearly 50 percent, and replacing the balance with 193 apartments on other scattered sites throughout the city. The new design carefully focused on the residents as the primary concern, including community fabric; and health, wellness, and safety and security matters. Among the innovations was the placement of buildings close to the street and sidewalk, allowing the front porches and yards to provide daily social interaction between the residents. Sixteen of the new units were also designed for mobility-impaired individuals and wheelchair accessibility. In addition to the residential units, the new facilities included a community service center with meeting rooms, kitchens and offices. The complex is conveniently located near the Division of Family Services, a family support service and a Boys and Girls Club, as well as public transportation.
This $28 million multi-family project, one of the first Hope VI projects, was made possible by an innovative mix of federal grants and city/private funding.
BDY has also designed over 5,000 units of multi-family housing and is currently working on Northgate Seniors apartments; and converting 909 Walnut, a 33-story office building in Kansas City, into residential facilities.
Kansas City, MO
A turn-of-the-century "railroad station" motif is the prevalent design theme of the complex, including a 175-foot tall Porte Cochere and Clock Tower, a particularly striking design element. The 158-acre site includes parking for 5,000 cars and is designed to allow for expansion of structured parking facilities.
BDY is the architect of record for all land-based entertainment facilities, including nine food service venues, two large specialty restaurants, ticketing and boarding facilities, hotel reception and administrative office space.
Design and construction was completed in approximately 18 months. This demanding schedule was met through careful coordination of design packages between BDY, the owner and
BDY has also designed a number of other outstanding gaming and entertainment facilities, including the $151 million Ameristar Casino in St. Charles and the Mark Twain Casino in LaGrange, MO; the $51 million Lakeside Resort and Casino in Osceola, Iowa; and the Whitecloud Casino in Whitecloud, KS.
Raj Mall Multiplex
BDY has also designed the Riva Mall in Surat, the renovation of the Satyaktu Hotel and is currently working on the Davanam Square Center and a multiplex/shopping center in Jaipur.
H.H.H. Metrodome Stadium Minneapolis, MN
BDY has served as consulting design architect to the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission since 1995, undertaking a variety of projects, including a comprehensive Improvement Master Plan for the stadium to meet the needs of the baseball Twins, football Vikings and University of Minnesota Gophers; the design of Festival Plaza for pre- and post-game activities along Chicago Street west of the 42,000-seat stadium; an Expansion Plan for the existing public area; renovations for the new sound system and a service level interview/rest area.
Other recent sports facilities include the 5,000-seat Allen Arena at Lipscomb University, the 7,500-seat Yeager Stadium Renovation at Washburn University, the new 5,000-seat University of Minnesota Baseball Stadium and the 12,000-seat Dakota Dome renovation at the University of South Dakota.
The National Stadium
BDY has also worked on a number of other international sports complexes, including the new Club Level and restaurant facilities for London's Wembley Stadium, the National Tennis Center of Canada in Toronto, and Ballymore/QRU Stadium Renovation in Brisbane, Australia.