El Dorado Architects

Practice: The Great Exchange
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Practice: The Great Exchange

In the right environment, architects can do better wotk together than by themselves. More

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echo ridge duplexes, topeka, kan. echo ridge duplexes, topeka, kan.

El dorado applies a creative approach to a pair of affordable duplexes. More

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Recycling Building Materials Recycling Building Materials

Recent national and grassroots initiatives open the door for reuse to have a greater role in sustainable design. More

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ra50: el dorado ra50: el dorado

el dorado has built a following in Kansas City., Mo., and beyond. More

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Architects Need to Learn to Work With Clients' More Stringent Budgets Architects Need to Learn to Work With Clients' More Stringent Budgets

In recessionary times, architects have to exercise their creativity and do more with less. More

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Selecting Windows for Multifamily Projects Is Harder and Easier Than You Think Selecting Windows for Multifamily Projects Is Harder and Easier Than You Think

How do you spec durable, high-performing windows for a multifamily project? Very carefully. More

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el dorado verbatim

additional thoughts from el dorado's principals. More

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thinking & making 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 pronounced aversion to the idea of the heroic, Howard Roark-style architect. More

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When Kansas City, Mo.-based el dorado decided to design a new office, it didn't want to lose the industrial character of its previous digs. More

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