During the past 10 years, a series of adaptive re-use projects in Warehouse Arts District of East Lawrence has hosted an organic mix of creative businesses, light industrial uses, artist studios, incubation spaces and galleries. Its industrial urban fabric and contemporary vibe serves as an extension to the eclectic neighborhood culture of East Lawrence and [...]
Last week, el dorado was recognized with four AIA Kansas Design Excellence awards and two AIA Central States Design Excellence awards at the annual Central States conference in Manhattan, Kan. Both annual awards programs recognize “outstanding architecture coming from the region […] and have been developed to encourage and recognize excellence in design, to elevate [...]
Late this summer, the last piece of the Preston Outdoor Education Station at YMCA’s Camp Wood was completed and installed on site by a few of the 2015-2016 KSU Design+Make Studio students. The camp is located west of Cottonwood Falls, KS, in the heart of the tallgrass prairie.
In September, Josh will speak at The Facades+ Conference hosted by New York based Architect’s Newspaper here in Kansas City. The two-day conference is intended to “cover issues unique to the region including innovative building skins, high performance facades, and the future face of Kansas City.” The event covers three main topics: Materials + Surfaces: [...]
Since el dorado opened it’s doors in 1996, we have been exploring the relationship between designing and making as a studio. For us, the shop continues to play an important role in the creation of well-crafted architectural spaces and is critical as a tool to prototype ideas and explore materials and connections. Designing and making [...]