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The Hot Tub Dialogues

February 10, 2012

This Saturday marks an important milestone in the 16 year existence of el dorado. The first lecture given from a hot tub. At 7PM, Josh Shelton will join Hesse McGraw in the sweltering basement waters of Kansas City’s Subterranean Gallery for the first installment of The Hot Tub Dialogues, a series of discussions about contemporary art. They fill the tub with some serious art credentials. (more...)

eldo appreciates: The Catch

February 9, 2012

As we watched the Super Bowl and saw Mario Manningham's spectacular catch in the final minutes of play, it occurred to us that we had (possibly) just experienced something that transcended mere physical action. We had just experienced a physical action so unlikely and structurally pure as to bridge into the realm of architecture. (more...)

Dan elevated to FAIA

February 8, 2012

Our very own Dan Maginn was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects last month. The prestigious honor was given to 105 architects nationwide. Dan was one of only three architects in the Central States region elevated to FAIA. The selection process is long and quite difficult. Simply put, fellowships are awarded to architects who have been AIA members in good standing for at least ten years and whose achievements affected or influenced the profession on a broad scale. According to the AIA website, “Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.” (more...)

Byers Residence

January 30, 2012

We’re well into schematic design on a residence for the Byers family in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. We’re excited that, after collaborating with us on a number of projects, Dave Byers asked us to design his house. Dave is a structural engineer at Genesis Structures, a frequent eldo consultant. Genesis has assisted with the Boulevard Brewery, Cox Communications, Hodgdon Powder, Landscaped Edge, Tyler Residence, Flint Hills Residence, and Pedestrian Strands to name a small handful. We trust that Dave is knocking the structural design of his own home out of the park. (more...)

Josh to lead Arts Council

January 26, 2012

The Arts & Humanities Association of Johnson County was founded in 1992. In 2003, it became the Arts Council of Johnson County. Unlike the centralized arts scene found in the Crossroads, Johnson County’s arts community is dispersed, spanning several suburban communities south of downtown. There’s no shortage of talented artists and curators living or practicing in Johnson County– we’re big fans of artists like Anne Pearce and Ke-Sook Lee, just two of the many contributors to our local and regional arts scene. (more...)