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Main Street Bridge

September 30, 2014

One eldo’s mother used to have a saying. Whenever she backed out of a parking space, she’d jokingly ask, “Any streetcars coming?” It was a question that was sure to elicit groans. Of course there were no streetcars coming. We hadn’t seen that kind of public transportation in years. Now, however, we can definitively say yes. A streetcar is coming, mom, and it’s coming to Main Street in Kansas City. And the streetcar isn’t the only new thing on the corridor. This year, the City of Kansas City, MO and MODOT replaced the Main Street Bridge over I-670. (more...)

Fairway Residence

September 22, 2014

One of our most recent residential clients approached us early on with a book in hand. Not just any old book, but an original copy of Your Dream Home: How to Build it for Less than $3,500 by Hubbard Cobb. The book was a DIY sensation in the 1950’s. It took the American dream of owning your own home and promoted it as an attainable quest. We didn’t consider the offering a red flag. Instead of calculating for inflation in our heads we saw it as an insightful clue into our new client’s personality—now here’s someone who appreciates books. (more...)

Highlander Accelerator Update

September 8, 2014

Over the past few years, el dorado has developed a deep appreciation for North Omahans. We share a mutual love for robust, resilient communities, plus they have a real penchant for parties. The city's rich cultural history hit a high note in the 1920’s-50’s, a time when Omaha was recognized as the center of R&B and jazz. Today, Omaha is as hearty as ever, thanks to the community's appreciation for architecture and their understanding of how the built environment can promote their expanding culture. (more...)

eldo’s Heartland Habitat prototype – SOLD!

August 29, 2014

On August 15, el dorado joined Heartland Habitat and over a dozen sponsors and volunteer groups to welcome new owners Jonathan, Lizbeth, Hazela and Jonathan Jr. and help them kick off their first house party. (more...)

Byers Residence Featured in KC Star

August 18, 2014

The now-complete home we designed for the Byers family offers a sweeping view of the prairie and plenty of natural light through large, open windows – it also happens to be an ideal environment in which to read the Sunday paper. (more...)