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IBM Smarter Buildings Forum

June 15, 2011

We were excited to participate in a day-long forum on June 10 in New York City, focused on the partnership that Tulane University has developed with IBM. Richardson Memorial Hall, home to the Tulane School of Architecture, will serve as one of a handful of pilot projects for IBM's Intelligent Building Management software system. This system will effectively serve as the first salvo in Dean Ken Schwartz's "Sustainable Strategies" initiative for the building. The anchor of the initiative is the renovation of Richardson Memorial itself--which we're undertaking in collaboration with FXFowle and an eco-host of super-consultants. (more...)

Meet the Rachel

June 13, 2011

If you climb the stairs at el dorado and find that the office seems a little fresher, a little cleaner, it's not your imagination. In less than a week our newest hire, Rachel Duncan, has enacted a strict, disciplined and orderly rule on the eldo front of house. She even brought in a jar of chocolates, shaming Brandon and Gavin, the previous front desk inhabitants. Other eldos have been heard whispering how nice it is that "someone's finally getting things done around here" and referring to the time before Rachel was hired as the "dark ages" or simply "B.C. (before candy)." (more...)

Boulevard Brewery Expansion

June 9, 2011

Boulevard Brewing Company is a great client fit. They respect our goods. We respect theirs. Boulevard recently tapped (haha) our Industrial Studio to expand their facility at the corner of 25th Street and Southwest Boulevard. Working within the footprint of the existing building, we're proposing to expand up with a new tower for eight beautiful, shining stainless steel tanks. Each tank is 38 feet tall and will hold 300 barrels of dry hop beer. It's a sanctuary of sorts - a sanctuary of beer. (more...)

A New Headquarters for Pioneer Companies

May 31, 2011

We just finished (and photographed) the headquarters for Pioneer Companies, a real estate operating company in Syracuse, New York. When Pioneer CEO and Chairman Michael P. Falcone read about eldo's new office for Hodgdon Powder in Architectural Record, he was drawn to our inventive use of simple building systems. After several discussions with Mr. Falcone about plans for a rural airport for Skaneateles, he asked us to design a new office for his business instead. (more...)

The Futures of Infrastructure

May 24, 2011

America: Now and Here invites the public to a discussion of possible infrastructure futures of Kansas City. It's happening this Friday, May 27th from 12-2PM - a brown bag lunch and learn at the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. From ecologically beneficial stormwater management concepts to rethinking the structure of public spaces as well as the location and functionality of the interstate system running through downtown Kansas City, a panel of current and future design professionals will discuss recent projects and ideas that hint at where we might be headed. (more...)