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eldo hires

August 31, 2015

El dorado is looking for a project manager to join our ranks. The position offers a great deal of autonomy and ownership. We are seeking individuals for this position with approximately 12 or more years of experience, licensure preferred but not required, bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent / relevant degree from an accredited program. (more...)

Byers Residence

August 26, 2015

Over the years we've been lucky enough to work with Dave Byers, a talented structural engineer and principal of Genesis Structures here in Kansas City. He has helped us with several award winning projects including Cox Communications Distribution Warehouse, Hodgdon Powder Plant Office Structure and the Cellar I Expansion for Boulevard Brewing Company. Two years ago he came to us with a project of his own: to design a simple house for he and his family in rural Lee's Summit, Missouri. Last year we completed the project and we recently got back the finished photography from our friend Mike Sinclair. (more...)

a few new eldos

August 6, 2015

Pictured above, clockwise from lower left: John Renner, Matt Barnett, Mark Horne and Lauren Harness. In the last few months we've added some new eldos to our team. Lauren Harness and Mark Horne joined us in June and John Renner and Matt Barnett quickly followed in July. All four join us as designers with Mark taking on the role of project architect. We've had a busy year so far and we're excited to have them aboard! (more...)

30 Years of Emerging Voices

July 23, 2015

In 2008 el dorado was one of eight firms recognized by the Architectural League of New York with an Emerging Voice award. Other laureates that year included Belzberg Architects, Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Moorhead & Moorhead, MOS Architects, Onion Flats, Stoss Landscape Urbanism and WorkAC. We were thrilled to be part of this storied program which resulted in presentations in Washington D.C. and New York. We’re thrilled once more to be part of a new publication titled “Thirty Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form and Resonance.” Here’s how Princeton Architectural Press describes the book: The prestigious Emerging Voices award was created in 1982 by The Architectural League of New York to showcase the work of early- to mid-career North American architects. Each year, through an invited competition, a jury selects practitioners or firms with a significant body of realized work that represents the best of its kind and has the potential to shape the future of architecture and landscape design. Thirty Years of Emerging Voices documents (more...)


July 13, 2015

Earlier this year, el dorado, along with lead artist sans façon, landscape architect Coen+Partners, civil and landscape engineer Bartlett & West, local historian Dennis Domer, and local plant botanist Kelley Kindscher was selected for as the design team to undertake major street infrastructure improvement in Lawrence, Kansas. The project, East Ninth, celebrates East 9th Street as a central vein connecting the East Lawrence neighborhood, the Warehouse Arts District and downtown Lawrence. The goal of the project is to improve the infrastructure of the street, introduce multi-modal transportation strategies, and with an ArtPlace grant awarded to the Lawrence Arts Center, to also include integrated public artworks. The latter provides opportunities for significant involvement and influence from artists as well as input and ideas from local community members. (more...)