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Three new eldos, third eldo Prize

April 16, 2018

  el dorado is pleased to announce that Barrett Peterson, Alex Priest, and Tiffin Thompson have joined our team of architects, designers, curators, and fabricators. They have all moved to Kansas City from Des Moines, Omaha, and St. Louis respectively. We also welcome Eleanor Knowles from Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts in St. Louis as the third recipient of the eldo Prize who will start in early May. (more…)

In Loving Memory, “Big Mama”

April 9, 2018

We were deeply saddened to learn of Big Mama’s passing on March 30, and want to offer our sympathies and love to Big Mama’s family and to the many people who cherished her in Omaha and beyond. Big Mama was larger than life — both as a character, and as a deeply human friend, mentor, collaborator and champion for North Omaha. (more…)

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…)