el dorado fabricated a series of custom steel tables for two gallery shows by Cary Esser, an acclaimed ceramics artist and faculty member of the Kansas City Art Institute. Lay of the Land at the Sherry Leedy Gallery runs until Saturday, October 30th. (Re)Form, at the H&R Block Artspace, runs until December 18th. (more...)
el dorado was recently invited by the National Park Service to participate in a week-long design charette with Yellowstone's Comprehensive Planning Department. The charette addressed current realities of Yellowstone National Park’s infrastructure – congestion, wildlife, natural environment, vehicle and people overlap – in two specific areas of the park. The first area of focus was Yellowstone's north entrance, through the Roosevelt Arch in Gardiner, Montana. The second was Mammoth, Wyoming, home of historic Fort Yellowstone. (more...)
el dorado recently walked away from the 2010 AIA Central States Awards with some serious hardware. The Tyler Residence, an addition to a suburban home in Leawood, KS, received a Merit Award in Architecture, while the Distribution Center for Cox Communications, an industrial facility in Topeka, KS, took home an Honor Award in Architecture, the highest distinction given by the jury. (more...)
The Tyler Residence was recently featured in Dwell Magazine, appearing in the November issue's "Houses We Love" section. It's difficult not to love the Tyler Residence, an addition to a home in Leawood, Kansas that includes a playroom, bedroom and extra storage space. The addition maintains the overall form and character of the existing house while adding expansive glazing, subtle detailing, and a warm, well-lit interior clad in reclaimed sinker cypress.