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It’s final review season

May 2, 2016

Last week David wandered over to Knoxville, Tennessee, to join Wendell Burnette and Ursula Emery McClure for reviews at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. Wendell has a brand new monograph out called "Dialogues in Space." It’s equal parts visual stunner and bicep workout. Buy it; you’ll like it. Ursula teaches at Louisiana State University and runs a great practice in Lafayette called emerymcclure architecture. Check ‘em out. In addition to graduate thesis reviews and select bachelor of architecture final projects, the three toured UTenn’s new Fab Lab. Serious innovation is happening there. This was David’s first time in Knoxville. Josh grew up nearby and studied at UTenn. One of our latest hires, Matt Barnett, is also a recent UTenn grad. Good southerners, they’ve both told many a tall tale about the place. This was really a fact-checking trip, and David definitely came back with an understanding of exactly what it is that makes Josh and Matt tick. Thanks for the invite Jason Young. The department is in good hands with you and we look forward to seeing the impact your architecture grads will have.

el dorado is hiring

April 18, 2016

During the past few months, el dorado has engaged new projects nationally and internationally. In addition to an abundance of work here in Kansas City, our project teams are currently working on exciting new higher-ed and urban design projects in Fayetteville, Arkansas; Bentonville, Arkansas; Wichita, Kansas; Lawrence, Kansas; Manhattan, Kansas; Omaha, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota and Calgary, Alberta. (more...)

2016 R+D Awards

April 13, 2016

We’re pleased to announce that el dorado founding partner, Doug Stockman, AIA, is one of three jurors for ARCHITECT’s 10th Annual R+D Awards program. Other jurors include Mic Patterson, vice president of strategic development at Enclos, and Elizabeth Whittaker, AIA, principal and founder of Merge Architects. The awards (more...)


April 7, 2016

Three of four Chipotle prototypes have been built, the most recent in Ennis, Texas, where our friend Mike Sinclair recently travelled to take photos of the store. We're looking forward to the fourth and final restaurant to be completed in the coming months. (more...)

Byers Residence in Dwell

March 21, 2016

We recently received some love for the Byers Residence from Dwell Magazine, with the project published on their website. Last year we completed the project, working with Dave Byers, a talented structural engineer and principal of Genesis Structures here in Kansas City. Not only was Dave our client, he also acted as the contractor and structural engineer. The residence was designed to visually extend to the western horizon, providing views of the expansive Midwestern landscape and it's its evening thunderstorms and prairie sunsets. Modern simplicity is influenced by the site’s horizon line and dramatic skies. A gently sloped cantilevered roofline, rendering the structure low and lean in the surrounding landscape, results in a house finely tuned to the subtly and drama of the earth and sky around it.