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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...)

Operation Childproof

November 14, 2013

If you find yourself browsing through the November addition of Dwell*, you’ll come across our fearless wordsmith Dan Maginn’s newest article, “Operation Childproof”. Following a lifetime appreciation of Modern Things, three years of parenting and many accidents later, Dan amassed the skills to thwart even the most mischievous of Destroyer Units from reaping destruction on treasured and often hazardous housewares. (more...)

AIA Central States Awards Announced

November 4, 2013

The results are in from the AIA Central States Regional Awards. el dorado took home two awards, both recent collaborations with teams and clients we are honored to work with. Prairie Logic, a public art collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist Janet Zweig, won the lone Urban Design and Planning Honor Award. The KCMO commissioned – eldo / Zweig designed, fabricated and installed project transforms the roof of a Downtown parking garage into a place of solitude, reflection and community activity space. We think it’s pretty neat that a 1% for Art project is recognized as a significant initiative for urban design and place making. (more...)

smART exchange

October 22, 2013

  This Wednesday at 7pm, the Arts Council of Johnson County will be holding the next smART exchange at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. Josh, from el dorado, has been working with the Johnson County Public Art Commission to develop a new master plan for their 1% for Public Art Program that emphasizes the practice of placemaking as a new tool for commissioning public art. (more...)