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eldo wins 6 AIA CSR and KS Design Awards

October 25, 2016

Last week, el dorado was recognized with four AIA Kansas Design Excellence awards and two AIA Central States Design Excellence awards at the annual Central States conference in Manhattan, Kan. Both annual awards programs recognize “outstanding architecture coming from the region […] and have been developed to encourage and recognize excellence in design, to elevate public awareness and to recognize the architects, consultants, contractors and owners whose efforts enhance the built environment,” according to AIA CSR. We were honored and humbled to be recognized among such high caliber work from our peers throughout the Midwest. (more...)

Preston Outdoor Education Station

October 11, 2016

Late this summer, the last piece of the Preston Outdoor Education Station at YMCA's Camp Wood was completed and installed on site by a few of the 2015-2016 KSU Design+Make Studio students. The camp is located west of Cottonwood Falls, KS, in the heart of the tallgrass prairie. (more...)

Grand Boulevard Redux

September 21, 2016

In 2006 artist James Woodfill and el dorado inc worked with the Missouri Department of Transportation, KCMO Public Works and a group of bridge engineers to create a major public/private set of artworks integrated into four bridges over I-670 that connect downtown Kansas City and the Crossroads Arts District. Comprised of the Main Street, Baltimore, Wyandotte and Grand Boulevard bridges, this work became known as Pedestrian Strands. In 2012, anticipating the need for an upgraded bridge to accommodate a new streetcar line, we were commissioned to re-work the Main Street portion of Pedestrian Strands. This work became known as Main Street Redux. Structural cracks were discovered in the Grand Boulevard bridge in May of 2016, and the bridge was closed immediately. Once again, we were commissioned to re-work another portion of Pedestrian Strands. Set to be complete by year's end, we're deeming this latest phase of work Grand Boulevard Redux. (more...)

eldo ranks #11 nationally in Arch 50 survey

September 12, 2016

Each year, Architect Magazine sets out to review firms from all over the country and determine who ranks highest in the categories of business, design and sustainability. Last week we were notified that el dorado was ranked the #11 design firm in the United States in the 2016 Architect 50 Survey. 2016 marks our 20th year of commitment to design excellence in architecture and fabrication. We are thrilled that the survey places us amongst firms we’ve long looked to for design inspiration and business guidance. (more...)

eldo joins Facades+ Conference

July 29, 2016

In September, Josh will speak at The Facades+ Conference hosted by New York based Architect's Newspaper here in Kansas City. The two-day conference is intended to “cover issues unique to the region including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Kansas City.” The event covers three main topics: Materials + Surfaces: Crafting a Façade; (Re)Designing Downtown; and Parametric Facade Optimization at All Scales. Josh will be speaking in the Materials + Surfaces symposium along with Bill Zahner of A.Zahner Company and Paul Neidlein of JE Dunn Construction. (more...)