Pack your minivans with your kids and the neighbors’ kids and prepare for a hands-on learning experience. Sunday, June 9th, in collaboration with PGAV Architects and BNIM, el dorado is sponsoring the Family Art Day at the Kansas City Zoo. Join us from 10AM-1PM in Swope Park’s Shelter #5 where we’ll explore creative ways to repurpose recycled materials. Activities include learning how to use a terrarium to grow an indoor garden and designing bird feeders for native bird species. (more...)
Great news from Kansas State University: We just found out that the KSU el dorado Studio picked up the 2013 Kremer Prize for best collaborative student project. Our 5th Year graduate architecture studio was recognized for its work at Girl Scout Camp Daisy Hindman, which included a Bathhouse and a prototype Cabin. (more...)
When KC native and former real estate developer Byron Cohen retired in 1980 to pursue his love of art, the Crossroads District was an area of empty warehouses and overlooked industrial buildings. In 1994, Byron invested in the Marietta Chair Company industrial building on Baltimore Avenue and opened the Byron Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art. His passion, good humor, and great eye for talented emerging artists brought a surge of inspiration into our community and helped create the booming, lively arts district that the Crossroads is today. (more...)
Our Kansas State students are two weeks away from graduating. That means they’re two weeks away from finishing two cool and ambitious projects in their 5th year design-build studio.
The first cool project is a cabin prototype for Camp Daisy Hindman in Dover, Kansas. KSU and el dorado teamed with the Girl Scouts or NE Kansas and NW Missouri to envision a high quality, durable structure that could be built again, simply and efficiently. (more...)
Take a moment and vote for your favourite (sic) projects in Azure Magazine’s 2013 AZ Awards. The hip Canadian design publication (ah, that explains the erroneous u) recently chose 46 finalists from a pool of 677 entries spanning 38 countries. Four el dorado projects were among the finalists. By visiting Azure’s website and filling out a quick registration form, you’ll be eligible for untold riches (okay, really just the chance to see images of a bunch of cool projects and vote for your favorite ones). (more...)