Kansas City Based Architecture and Design Firm, Pendulum Studio, has partnered with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) on a design concept for a new facility which could be built adjacent to the Buck O’Neil Education and Research Center (BOERC). The partnership is seeking US$25 million in funding.
The announcement was made at the NLBM Field of Legends with multiple local representatives present, including: congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas; Jackson County executive Frank White Jr, Kansas City Sports Commission president and CEO Kathy Nelson, and Kansas City Royals chairman and CEO John Sherman.
“The opportunity for my firm to lead the way in not only honouring the history of the game, especially as it relates to the African-American experience and the legends of the past, but to also look ahead to the future through innovation, technology, and design is an incredible honor and weighty responsibility,” said Pendulum CEO Jonathan O’Neil Cole.
Further information on the design concept and fundraising campaign can be found here.