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“The time is always right to do what is right”

January 15, 2018

Today would mark the 89th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and today we reflect on his legacy for nonviolent activism. Now, in the midst of a never ending mirage of “alternative facts” and discriminatory rhetoric (and policies), King’s ethos for resilience through resistance remain potently relevant—especially in the field of architecture. (more…)

#PleasureInfastructure | Kaw River Bridge

December 19, 2017

Since its initial construction in the 1880s, the Kaw River Bridge served as essential infrastructure in the growth and expansion of Kansas City’s bi-state economy. In 1987, over 100 years since its construction, the City of Kansas City, Missouri acquired the title to the bridge, easements and related property near the former Kansas City Stockyards as part of land assembly to provide additional parking for Kemper Arena. As part of the negotiation of title, the Kaw Valley Drainage District permanently lifted the entire bridge into a locked, open configuration. Fast forward another 30 years to April, 2017 when Wyandotte County hired el dorado to complete an engineering assessment and high level conceptual design of alternative uses for the bridge. (more…)

Ground-Breaking in Denver

December 5, 2017

Market Station in downtown Denver is starting to taking shape. The groundbreaking for this multi-family, city block scale development will implement our design that is simultaneously highly site responsive and innovative in its architectural detailing and approach to masonry.   (more…)

el dorado is hiring

November 20, 2017

el dorado is hiring! We are looking for a qualified fabrication technician to round out our team of architects, designers, and curators. If you are interested in design excellence, a collaborative office culture, working on award winning projects, and developing strategic connections with local and national projects—we want to hear from you! (more…)

Lone Oaks Farm Master Plan

November 3, 2017

    Lone Oaks Farm is all about the land. With 1,200 acres of pastures, woodlands, meadows, wetlands, streams and lakes, this is a place like no other. It epitomizes rural Tennessee’s natural beauty and exemplifies its fragile and diverse ecological landscape. Through the seamless integration of architecture, landscape architecture, agriculture and ecology, this ambitious master plan charts an actionable path forward to sensitively allow more than 30,000 students to annually visit or camp at the site alongside scores of business professionals, outdoorsmen and enthusiasts. (more…)