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eldo hires

December 5, 2016

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 protected] with a subject line reading [Position] Candidate Response [your last name]. Please, no phone calls or drop-ins. (more...)

AIA KC Design Excellence Awards

November 16, 2016

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 summer at el dorado

November 14, 2016

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...)

eldo wins 6 AIA CSR and KS Design Awards

October 25, 2016

Last week, el dorado was recognized with four AIA Kansas Design Excellence awards and two AIA Central States Design Excellence awards at the annual Central States conference in Manhattan, Kan. Both annual awards programs recognize “outstanding architecture coming from the region […] and have been developed to encourage and recognize excellence in design, to elevate public awareness and to recognize the architects, consultants, contractors and owners whose efforts enhance the built environment,” according to AIA CSR. We were honored and humbled to be recognized among such high caliber work from our peers throughout the Midwest. (more...)

Preston Outdoor Education Station

October 11, 2016

Late this summer, the last piece of the Preston Outdoor Education Station at YMCA's Camp Wood was completed and installed on site by a few of the 2015-2016 KSU Design+Make Studio students. The camp is located west of Cottonwood Falls, KS, in the heart of the tallgrass prairie. (more...)