During the past 10 years, a series of adaptive re-use projects in Warehouse Arts District of East Lawrence has hosted an organic mix of creative businesses, light industrial uses, artist studios, incubation spaces and galleries. Its industrial urban fabric and contemporary vibe serves as an extension to the eclectic neighborhood culture of East Lawrence and is a perfect compliment to Massachusetts Street, Lawrence’s longstanding historic business corridor seven blocks to the west. The Warehouse Arts District hosts a new generation of entrepreneurship-- a vibrant blend of local artists, thinkers and makers that will do their part in shaping the cultural terrain of Lawrence in the years to come. (more...)
We have the pedal to the metal as the Accelerator is quickly emerging from the ground, anchoring Highlander, a 30-acre purpose-built community that underscores innovation in affordable housing and community planning in North Omaha, Nebraska. The Accelerator is a new generation of “community center” that will provide the Highlander community and North Omaha with gathering spaces, local cuisine, business incubation, urban agriculture and educational services. (more...)
We're looking for a few good folks to join our ranks this winter. If you’re passionate about architecture and interested in a rigorous, rewarding office culture, come on. Interested candidates should submit a resume and portfolio to Monica Allen at: email@example.com with a subject line reading [Position] Candidate Response [your last name]. Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. (more...)
el dorado was thrilled to have three projects recognized in the annual AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Awards last week. The Shelton Marshall Residence won a merit award in the small architecture category, reStart Housing won a citation award in the medium architecture category and Chipotle 3.0 Prototypes won a citation award in interior architecture. (more...)
A guest blog post by our first eldo prize winner, aka EP1, Zach Grewe.
When I moved to Kansas City in June this year, I was a little unsure of what my summer would be like. I knew a few people that lived there and I’d heard it was an interesting city. But to be honest, I was skeptical that it was going to be an exciting place to spend my time, and I assumed it was going to be just like any other “big” midwestern city. I was, however, excited to begin work. I knew a little about el dorado, and everyone that I spoke to had only good things to say about them; intelligent, award-winning designs, and, on top of that, they had a fabrication shop that I was going to have an opportunity to spend some time in. Even if Kansas city was going to turn out to be as dull as I assumed it would, at least I would have some refuge in the work I was doing. (more...)