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Stacking Light Industrial in San Francisco

March 14, 2018

We are currently at work on a multi-level industrial building for the emerging economies and culture of San Francisco. Throughout the Bay Area, industrial buildings have uniquely evolved as civic places, sites for innovation, and social condensers. This project embraces a light industrial lineage and the diverse energies and communities of the Potrero Hill neighborhood through a generous civic gesture that draws from and gives life to its surroundings. The project can accommodate a range of uses — from artists studios to small scale manufacturing, from design retail to leading edge technologies — and seeks to signal the innovations within to the surrounding city. (more…)

eldo Receives Multiple International Awards

February 19, 2018

It has been an exciting awards season for el dorado. In late 2017, Architect Magazine selected 18 international projects that showcase the very best in residential design with their Residential Architect Design Awards. Out of hundreds of submissions, 18 projects were awarded, and el dorado won three. The Shelton Marshall Residence received a Citation for Custom House Less Than 3,000 Square Feet; 3435 Main received the Multifamily Housing Citation; and our ongoing collaboration with Kansas State University Design+Make Studio was awarded the Affordable Housing Citation for the Waldo Duplex. el dorado was the only firm recognized with more than a single award. (more…)

“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…)

#PleasureInfrastructure | 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…)