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Allen Eskew, FAIA: 1948 – 2013

December 19, 2013

We were deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and mentor Allen Eskew on December 10th. A founding principal of Eskew, Dumez Ripple Architects, Allen had taken a shine to el dorado In recent years, helping us to map out the trajectory of our firm. His enthusiasm for our operation has truly helped clarify and improve it. Our respect for him was anchored in many aspects: in his expertise with regard to the business of design (and his willingness to share that expertise with us); in the quality and consistency of EDR's architecture; and in his ability to communicate with equal parts passion, wisdom and humor. (more...)

Loboda Residence Renovation Complete

December 9, 2013

We just received the final Mike Sinclair photography for our recent improvements to the Loboda Residence, occupied by Drew and Becky Loboda and their daughter Anya. (more...)

Byers Residence Construction Update

December 2, 2013

We've been working on the design for our friend, Dave Byers’ new home. Dave, a structural engineer who’s consulted us on a number of projects, chose the site (a stretch of prairie in Lee’s Summit, Missouri) for its expansive views of the landscape and sky. We designed the home to showcase Dave's structural engineering expertise with an open floor plan and a dramatically cantilevered roof, connected by a clerestory that provides natural lighting while revealing the expansive Midwestern sky. (more...)

Green in the City

November 27, 2013

  Great news: el dorado has been shortlisted for Omaha’s Green in the City design competition. With over 50 applicants responding to the initial request for qualifications, the list was whittled down to a handful of firms who are each nationally recognized for design excellence. (more...)

AIA KC Awards

November 18, 2013

  The AIA Kansas City Design Awards were held at the Guild last Friday. With a speech on the significance of Sports Architecture in Kansas City presented by Mayor Sly James and a new interactive video format for presenting the jury’s comments, this year’s event felt fresh and vital. The Design Excellence category pulled in sixty entries and awarded nine projects, while the Allied Arts and Craftsmanship handed out three awards from a total of twenty-three entries. (more...)