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Prairie Logic 2014: A Call for Performers

April 16, 2014

The Municipal Arts Commission of Kansas City is sponsoring four events in the summer and fall of 2014 to activate Prairie Logic—the unique rooftop public art installation and performance space we completed with Janet Zweig. We are seeking proposals for all types of performances and presentations: music, dance, theater, poetry, puppetry, children’s shows, educational presentations, llama wrestling—we’re open to all sorts of ideas, provided they are inspired and Prairie Logical. (more...)

Shop Tutorial

April 11, 2014

For eighteen years now, we have been exploring the relationship between designing and making. This ongoing dialogue has resulted in the fabrication and installation of well-crafted components on well over 200 of our architectural projects—from furniture systems and handrails to full-scale boxcars. (more...)

Swope Park Greenhouse

March 31, 2014

  When Kansas City’s Parks and Recreation Department requested a new greenhouse structure and site improvements for their Swope Park facility, we were excited to take on the challenge. We assembled a group of trusted consultants and past collaborators, including Structural Engineering Associates, Vireo (landscape architecture), BGR Engineers (MEP) and SK Design (civil engineering). We added a new face as well. Cincinnati’s Rough Brothers (rhymes with “OW” though we wish it rhymed with “UF”) bring many years of national greenhouse expertise to the team. (more...)

Habitat ReStore Donor of the Month

March 24, 2014

  In the spirit of spring-cleaning, we recently opened our doors to Habitat for Humanity ReStore workers, allowing them to scour piles of construction supplies amassed throughout the years. Together we packed a 16-foot box truck to the brim with scrap metal, wood flooring, security mesh and a whole lotta nuts and bolts before shipping it off to their donation center. Thanks to this, the Habitat ReStore named el dorado the donor of the month for March. (more...)

518-520 Commerce

March 17, 2014

When Craig Slawson, vice president-exploration of Colorado-based Slawson Energy, approached us about renovating three industrial buildings in Wichita, Kansas we were more than excited to jump on board. Slawson, inspired by the thriving Commerce Street Arts District and potential for growth in the area, purchased the warehouses with the intent of repurposing them as live/work artist residences and commercial space allocated for office and business incubator programs. (more...)