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100 Years of Girl Scouts

March 12, 2012

100 years ago today, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low held the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Georgia. The organization has grown from that original gathering of 18 girls to 3.2 million members nationwide, with Girl Scout alumnae numbering over 50 million. In its century-long existence, Girl Scouts of the USA has stayed true to its Juliette Gordon Low’s original ambition– to bring girls out of their homes to explore the outdoors and serve the community, all in the name of physical, mental, and spiritual development. (more...)

Four New eldos

March 9, 2012

It’s been a battle for elbow room around the conference table at our Monday morning meeting. We've added four new eldos in the past few weeks, further expanding what is already our largest staff on record. This motley crew is made up of a couple new and a couple old, er, familiar faces. (more...)

Inventing the Modern World Pavilion

February 29, 2012

This Thursday evening, March 1, from 7:30-9:30, the five finalists for the Inventing the Modern World Pavilion Project will present their design proposals at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. With a total of 20 slides changing every 20 seconds, we’ll share a proposal developed cooperatively with our graduate architecture studio at Kansas State University. We were shortlisted after an open call to design a temporary structure on the museum grounds, to support an April exhibition of Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs from 1851 to 1939. (more...)

Walton Street Residences

February 27, 2012

Feeling bored and unchallenged by the mild winter in Kansas City, we’ve turned our gaze northward. We’ve been working with Pioneer Companies on a mixed-use housing complex in downtown Syracuse, New York, which boasts the highest snowfall of any large city in the United States. The building is a response to the strong shift in the housing market to rental units, and an opportunity to reenergize an urban area with increased density and thoughtful, intentional development. This will be our second project for Pioneer Companies in downtown Syracuse. We recently completed their National Headquarters just down the street from our current project site. (more...)

KSU’s First Annual Atrium Talks

February 23, 2012

Doug and David will kick off the inaugural Atrium Talks at Seaton Hall in Manhattan, KS, this Friday afternoon at 4:45 PM. Among other useful things, they’ll reveal the secret of el dorado, as verified by BBC2. Further gerund-based topics of conversation include a brief history of making at eldo and the collision of thinking and doing, as illustrated by three of our recent projects. (more...)