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Design+Make wins big

April 27, 2017

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March was a good month at el dorado. We were notified that the 2015-2016 Design+Make Studio project, Preston Outdoor Education Station, won a special mention in the Architizer A+ Awards, as “work that exhibits remarkable achievement and that scored in the top 15% of entrants from 100 countries.” Then, a week later, an A+ Award [...]

Interstate Flats

April 12, 2017

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We recently completed the new Interstate Flats in midtown and Mike Sinclair caught some beautiful photos just before the holidays. Located along Kansas City’s historic Amour Boulevard, the Interstate Flats were home to the Interstate Bakeries Corporation Headquarters from 1952 until it’s relocation to Texas in 2009. In 2013 Chicago-based developer Silliman Group seized the [...]

Upper Harbor Terminal

March 15, 2017

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During the fall of 2016 Coen + Partners and el dorado inc were engaged by United Properties, First Avenue Productions and Thor Companies to lead master planning and urban design efforts for a 48-acre site in Minneapolis fronting the Mississippi River. The site, adjacent to a robust and diverse North Minneapolis Community, offers a unique [...]

el dorado expands leadership

March 7, 2017

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In 1996, we founded el dorado in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City as part architecture firm, part fabrication shop, and part art gallery. The neighborhood was just beginning to take shape: artists holed up in abandoned buildings; tumbleweed blew down streets empty of hip galleries and rustic coffee shops; and artist Jim Leedy [...]

el dorado bids Doug a warm farewell

March 6, 2017

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After 20 years of design excellence and business leadership, Douglas Stockman recently informed his close friends and colleagues at el dorado that he will be retiring his esteemed jersey and stepping out into the world for a brave new adventure. Immediately, this involves some traveling and thrill-seeking with his wife Amanda and their two kids, [...]