If you missed the AIA Holiday Party last Tuesday, a quick recap: the cheese dip was simmering, the Boulevard beer was flowing freely, the room was abuzz with architects in cool black attire, and Dan was named AIA Kansas City's Architect of the Year. One of the founding principals of el dorado, Dan has been an active and hard-working member of our design community, serving as a Director on the AIAKC Board before being elected President in 2007. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City and the Board of Advisors for the Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans, still finding time to write for national publications like Dwell and GOOD magazine, and, of course, practice architecture. Congrats Dan.
Great news: David has been nominated to the U.S. General Service Administration's National Registry of Peer Professionals, Class of 2010.
So just what does a National Peer Professional do, you may ask? Much like the samurai were an elite warrior class created in ancient Japan to defend Japanese nobility, the Peer Professionals are an elite warrior class created by the Office of the Chief Architect in 1994 to defend the quality of work environments in America's Federal Buildings. (more...)
Congrats to our friends at mk12, whose latest animated glory called Telephoneme won "Best Experimental Film" at the 2010 Miami Short Film Festival and was named "Official Selection" at a handful of other film festivals. Keep an eye out for the geeky scientist, who bears a mysterious resemblance to a certain bespectacled eldo. Coincidence, or David's cleanly shaven doppelganger? We'll let you decide. (more...)
We just got photos back for our latest commercial project, the new Kansas City Headquarters of Woodruff Sweitzer, an innovative brand-development company in the Crossroads. We liked working with them a lot, as our firms seem to have a lot in common: the quality of their work, their relaxed culture and their appreciation of premium meat snacks. (more...)
While the portion of Troost Avenue crossing over Brush Creek is currently a mess of construction noise, orange barrels, and heavy machinery, a glimpse of the future bridge is quietly taking shape in the Carter Glass parking lot, just south of downtown Kansas City. (more...)