David Dowell, Dan Maginn, and Josh Shelton

el dorado inc
Emerging Voices 2008
Recorded: March 5, 2008

Kansas City, MO based el dorado inc is led by principals Jamie Darnell, David Dowell, Dan Maginn, Josh Shelton, and Douglas Stockman. The firm consists of a collaborative architectural studio and steel fabrication facility. el dorado inc has characterized its design and fabrication practice as “the development of a simple process and an actively shared language of detailing that results in elegant, well-crafted projects.” Here, the firm describes their Hodgdon Powder Co. facility in Herington, KS by pitting it against the planet Mars in a “fair fight.”

The Architectural League created the annual Emerging Voices lecture series in 1982 to recognize and encourage architects who are beginning to achieve prominence in the profession. The series focuses primarily on built work, at a variety of scales, and is structured to reflect the diversity of contemporary practice–geographically, stylistically, and ideologically.

More information can be found at www.archleague.org.

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