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Les Grube Memorial Design Award

March 4, 2013

And the Grube goes to.....the Broadway Overpass! As 2012 drew to a close, the members of a clandestine society called the Chain Link Fence Manufacturers Institute held their annual meeting at an undisclosed location. (Okay, it was in Scottsdale.) Details are fuzzy, and what really transpired remains shrouded in mystery, but we do know this: By the time the CLFMI emerged, the Broadway Bridge had won the prestigious Les Grube Memorial Design Award. (more…)

Design Access Summit

February 28, 2013

Josh is in California this week for the Design Access Summit. The summit runs from February 27th to March 1st at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito. It’s a meeting of leaders in the symbiotic professions of government, design, nonprofit, and funding. Hosted annually by Public Architecture, the Design Access Summit approaches design as a tool for social gain. (more…)

Making With Architecture

February 26, 2013

This Thursday, February 28th, David will moderate a panel discussion called “Making With Architecture” inside the sea-green, snow-packed masonry walls of la Esquina. It starts at 7 PM, and it’s free and open to the public. The panel is about art and architecture informing one another, both in concept and in methods of creation. An accomplished group of local artists and architects will talk about the tensions, connections and collisions that occur when the two disciplines meet. A good deal of discussion will focus on the endeavor of modelmaking. (more…)

Front Street Markers

February 21, 2013

The Northeast Industrial District sits between the slow bend of the Missouri River and the base of Kansas City’s tree-lined cliffs, on a cape of flat land bounded by Riverfront Park to the north and a tangle of railroad tracks to the south. We were hired by the City of Kansas City, MO to create a roadside marker to celebrate this important but largely unknown industrial district. With all the twists and turns and visual clutter, it’s easy to drive by without realizing that it’s there. The Front Street Markers occupy the traffic island at the intersection of Front Street and Universal. A coal-fired power plant looms large on the horizon. From the distance, you can see the enormous smokestack banded in red and white. (more…)

iModules Headquarters

February 13, 2013

Our largest Design/Build project to date is just months away from completion. The windows were delivered yesterday to the job site in Leawood, Kansas. Soon the plastic weather barrier will come down and the storefront system will go up, followed closely by drywall to cover the metal framing that’s already up inside. After the window system is in place, we’ll attach perforated aluminum solar shades to the face of the concrete structure. Right now, the building looks like this. (more…)