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el dorado designs city block in Denver

January 20, 2016

In the summer of 2015, Continuum Partners contacted el dorado with a unique urban design challenge in the Lower Downtown District of Denver: to design an entire city block from the ground up. Continuum had recently completed an innovative adaptive re-use renovation of nearby Union Station as a major downtown mixed-use multi-modal transportation hub, leaving our site, the former downtown bus terminal at 16th and Market, open for new development. Working in conjunction with a comprehensive Urban Design Analysis by Gehl Studio, el dorado is operating as design architect for the site, with Dallas-based BOKA Powell acting as Architect of Record. (more...)

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2016

“...even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American Dream.” 53 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered a speech at what he correctly called “the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” It’s fitting that today, on the day set aside to honor Martin Luther King Jr., our first African-American president is closing out his second term. It’s one more step toward the realization of Dr. King’s dream, a realization that’s drawn ever closer but is still very much a work in progress. (more...)

7540 Washington Street

January 11, 2016

In close collaboration with reStart inc., Botwin Commercial Development and A.L. Huber Construction, el dorado recently completed a new multi-unit housing development in Waldo, a historically diverse and inclusive urban neighborhood located seven miles south of downtown Kansas City. Unlike typical apartment buildings, this project plays a unique and important role in its community. (more...)

eldo hires

December 22, 2015

We're on the lookout for two new eldos. If you’re passionate about architecture and interested in a rigorous, rewarding office culture, you might be a good fit for el dorado inc. Interested candidates should submit a resume and portfolio to Mara Franke by emailing: [email protected] with a subject line reading [Position] Candidate Response [your last name]. Please, no phone calls or drop ins. There is no deadline for submitting resumes and portfolios. (more...)

34+ Main

December 10, 2015

34+ Main is part of a new wave of multi-family housing construction on Main Street in urban Kansas City. The site, located in Midtown, is closely connected to a vital mix of small businesses, restaurants and residences, about 20 blocks south of downtown. 34+ Main is a transit-oriented mixed-use development, designed for a new generation of urban dwellers that depend less and less on cars. Currently, there are roughly 10 bus stops within walking distance of the proposed 80-unit development, and Main Street hosts the initial phase of Kansas City’s new streetcar system that will soon extend past our site on its way south to the Country Club Plaza, Brookside and Waldo. The project asserts itself as an active participant in a vibrant midtown community that is increasingly bridging the connective tissue of Kansas City’s urban fabric. (more...)