More stories about KANSAS

  • deadline for chain of eco-homes competition extended

    Nonprofit community organization Greensburg GreenTown, established to help the residents of Greensburg, Kan., recover and rebuild their community sustainably after an EF5 tornado leveled the town in 2007, has extended the entry period for its Chain of Eco-Homes design competition through Aug. 15...

  • enter the chain of eco-homes competition

    The rebuilding of tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kan., is well under way, and its community's ambitious commitment to reinventing itself as a model green town for the future continues to evolve and grow.

  • kansas city architects and designers open homes to public

  • el dorado verbatim

    additional thoughts from el dorado's principals.

  • thinking & making

    It's not easy for an outsider to catch the folks at el dorado in an entirely serious moment. The Kansas City, Mo., firm's five partners recently used the 1980s hair band Def Leppard as a reference point in an architectural lecture. The group's offbeat, deadpan sense of humor harmonizes with their...

  • platform house, rural platte county, mo.

    The young owners of this house wanted a flexible and hip building within a modest footprint and budget. Dan Rockhill willingly took on the challenge.

  • modular 3, kansas city, kan.

    This modular residence by Studio 804, architect Dan Rockhill's student design/build program at the University of Kansas, barely touches the ground.

  • kansas longhouse, rural douglas county, kan.

    This rural Kansas project reminded the jury of Australian architect Glenn Murcutt's work. “There's something about the strength, beauty, and simplicity of this house that is just wonderful,” said one judge.

  • 2006 leadership awards top firm dan rockhill

    dan rockhill and his students aren't afraid to dirty their hands building their designs.

  • modern speakeasy, lawrence, kan.

    Dan Rockhill may be the only architect in the country who's designed a home restaurant. The zoning-be-damned outbuilding he fashioned for a Lawrence, Kan., chef serves as the dining room of a not-quite-legal establishment run by the owner and his wife.