el dorado is Growing; Hiring!

Posted on May 29th, 2018 at 11:52 am by

Established in 1996, el dorado is an architecture, urban design, curatorial, education, and fabrication practice. Recently, we have been engaging in new expansive projects nationally and internationally as well as continuing to invest in select work closer to our home base in Kansas City. These projects span typologies from light industrial to curatorial; master planning to residential; urban design to custom fabrication; single family residential to block scale mixed-use developments; urban and rural. As our project list grows, we are looking for additional team members to join our 28 architects, designers, curators, and fabricators. 

el dorado is looking to fill several positions:
Project Manager
Urban Design Project Manager 
Curatorial Project Manager
Project Designer/Project Architect
Marketing Coordinator

More information about each position will be available shortly here and on social media — stay tuned!

el dorado offers a lively, rigorous studio culture, a full fabrication and mock-up shop, healthy compensation, and comprehensive benefits. Interested candidates should submit a resume and portfolio to Monica Allen by emailing: [email protected] with a subject line reading [Position] Candidate Response [your last name]. Please, no phone calls or drop ins. We are actively reviewing applications on a weekly basis. There is no deadline for submitting resumes and portfolios. el dorado is an equal opportunity employer that believes a dynamic creative community is enriched by diversity and inclusion. el dorado does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, family care status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law or humanist world view.

Selected projects currently underway include:

300 Kansas
A multi-level industrial building for the emerging economies and culture of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA


Lone Oaks Farm Masterplan  
A phased implementation strategy for a University of Tennessee agricultural campus
Western Tennessee


A Mixed-use Riverfront Redevelopment, Minneapolis, MN
An adaptive re-use and new construction of a mile of river frontage near the urban core of MSP


The Rainbow, in collaboration with Michael Jones McKean, currently developing site-specific opportunities in San Francisco
Curatorial direction and project management for a permanent art installation that catalyzes new pure water infrastructure


Heritage Park Masterplan, Olathe, KS
A phased project to diversify the user experience of the north edge of Heritage Park Lake


Market Station, Denver, CO
A new mixed use city block in LoDo, focusing on a diverse retail ecology and public engagement


Industrial Manufacturing Campus, Minneapolis, MN
250,000 SF robotics manufacturing facility


Mission Gateway, Mission, KS
Multi-phased mixed use development including housing, office, hotel, and culinary


Private Residence, Alma, KS
A 4,000 SF residence in the Flint Hills of Kansas


Seeing the Night Bluely, Kansas City, MO
Curatorial direction, community engagement, and project management for a major art installation in collaboration with James Woodfill and Jose Faus


Fabrication Shop at el dorado, Kansas City, MO
From the beginning, the fabrication shop has been an integral part of our practice