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el dorado is Growing; Hiring!

May 29, 2018

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.  (more…)

Five years later: solar panel data

May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the installation of our solar roof panels. On this special occasion, we celebrate with a review five years worth of data.  (more…)

On View — eldo curates Philippe Rahm

May 7, 2018

Joining el dorado in June 2018, Hesse and our curatorial team continue to build upon our history of working with artists, arts organizations, and expanding the agency of artists in the public realm. Before joining el dorado, Hesse was Vice President of Exhibitions and Public Programs at San Francisco Art Institute. As part of our expanded practice model, he has continued to curate exhibitions and projects for San Francisco Art Institute’s Walter McBean Galleries and newly opened Fort Mason Campus. (more…)

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…)