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Oct 25
2017

Vegas, baby at the IAFE!

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Cool Design, Entertainment Designer, Equestrian Barn, Equine or Livestock Barn, Exhibition Building, Fairground Architect, Fairground Architecture, Fairground Design, Fairground Designer, Fairground Master Plan, Fairground Planner, Fairgrounds & Fair, General, Horse Arena, Horse Barn, Planning & Master Plan, Reuse, Renovation & Historic Preservation

K/O Fairground Planners will be a featured exhibitor at the IAFE (International Association of Fairs and Expositions) Conference in Las Vegas on November 27-29.  We would love to visit with you, so please stop by Booth #919 for a chat!  Or if you would prefer to schedule a specific time to meet during the convention, […]

Sep 24
2017

Big Plans at The Ranch

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Commercial, Cool Design, Cultural, Entertainment Designer, Exhibition Building, Fairground Master Plan, General, Livestock Barn, Planning & Master Plan, Reuse, Renovation & Historic Preservation

K/O Entertainment Designers recently finished up their component in the Master Plan document for the “The Ranch” in Loveland, Colorado.   This facility has earned its reputation as one of the premiere event and entertainment complexes in the region. The Master Planning team comprised of several members which partnered with K/O to provide the national expertise […]

Sep 14
2017

Great Architecture is everywhere! And so are great breakfasts…

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Cool Design, Cultural, Entertainment Designer, Exhibition Building, Fairground Architect, Fairground Architecture, Fairground Design, Fairground Designer, Fairground Master Plan, Fairground Planner, Fairgrounds & Fair, General, Planning & Master Plan, Reuse, Renovation & Historic Preservation

The end of August brought a short trip to Pueblo, Colorado to visit the Colorado State Fair.  K/O Architects will be providing master planning services to guide future growth of this fairground.  Of particular beauty on this fairground were the iconic horse stalling structures, which have been in use for decades.  It will be a […]

Aug 28
2017

In a New York “Fairground” State of Mind…

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Cool Design, Cultural, Entertainment Designer, Equestrian Barn, Equine or Livestock Barn, Exhibition Building, Fairground Architect, Fairground Architecture, Fairground Design, Fairground Designer, Fairground Master Plan, Fairground Planner, Fairgrounds & Fair, General, Horse Arena, Planning & Master Plan, Reuse, Renovation & Historic Preservation

K/O Architects traveled to Syracuse, New York to attend the annual Great New York State Fair! K/O is part of the planning and programming team creating a premiere Fairground Expo and Arena building, working with the New York State Fair since early 2016. The Master Plan is for the venue to host everything from a […]

Aug 21
2017

The Difference is Night and Day!

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Cool Design, Cultural, Fairground Architect, Fairground Architecture, Fairground Design, Fairground Designer, Fairground Master Plan, Fairground Planner, Fairgrounds & Fair, General, Planning & Master Plan

A key piece to the Iowa State Fair Master Plan was completed in time for the State Fair in 2017 and what an impact! K/O Architects designed the dynamic entrance canopy and ticket gate and provided fairgoers a highly visible and streamlined welcome point to the north side of the fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. […]

Dec 28
2014

Master Planning looks at Entire Des Moines Property!

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Cool Design, Equestrian Barn, Equine or Livestock Barn, Exhibition Building, Fairground Architect, Fairground Architecture, Fairground Design, Fairground Designer, Fairground Master Plan, Fairground Planner, Fairgrounds & Fair, General, Horse Arena, Horse Barn, Livestock Barn, Planning & Master Plan

Several years ago K/O completed the initial Phase 1 Fairground Master Plan for the Southwest Quadrant of the Iowa State Fair located in Des Moines, Iowa. Fair Master Planning was precipitated by the fact that the grounds were woefully short on parking for their many year-round venues and in need of a long overdue facelift […]

Dec 26
2014

Box Elder Fairground Master Planning

posted in Equestrian Barn, Equine or Livestock Barn, Exhibition Building, Fairground Architect, Fairground Architecture, Fairground Design, Fairground Designer, Fairground Master Plan, Fairground Planner, Fairgrounds & Fair, Horse Arena, Horse Barn, Livestock Barn, Planning & Master Plan

The Fair Master Planning of the Box Elder County Fairgrounds in Tremonton, Utah ultimately resulted in the fair design of a master plan which phased the new elements into 3 – approximately $10 million budgets, each to be conceptually complete over 5 years for an overall master plan build-out time frame of 15 years. Although […]

Dec 25
2014

Fairground Horse Arena Complete!

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Equestrian Barn, Equine or Livestock Barn, Fairground Architect, Fairground Architecture, Fairground Design, Fairground Designer, Fairground Master Plan, Fairground Planner, Fairgrounds & Fair, Horse Arena, Horse Barn, Livestock Barn, Planning & Master Plan

The almost 30,000 square foot Arena and Exhibition Building is now complete at the Steele County Free Fairgrounds in Owatonna, Minnesota (see rendering above). Also referred to as Phase One of a 100,000+ Square Foot Multi-Purpose Livestock facility; it is a pre-engineered metal building which will be home to Equine Stalling Space that could total […]

Sep 4
2013

Summer of Fun and Fairs – Photo Recap!

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Cultural, Equestrian Barn, Equine or Livestock Barn, Exhibition Building, Fairground Architect, Fairground Architecture, Fairground Design, Fairground Designer, Fairground Master Plan, Fairground Planner, Fairgrounds & Fair, General, Horse Arena, Horse Barn, Livestock Barn, Planning & Master Plan

K/O Architects has been busy as Fairground Architects and Fairground Planners attending (and designing) Fairs and Festivals all around the country, and just having a “Good Ol’ Time” this summer! We thought we would include a couple of photos of what we’ve been up to in August. Fairground Design has taken us all around the […]

Apr 22
2013

Celebrate Earth Day 2013 and Sustainable Architecture!

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Cool Design, General, Reuse, Renovation & Historic Preservation

Join us by celebrating Earth Day (officially April 22, 2013) today and throughout next week! Each current and new friend, like, follow, etc. on any of our social media sites will be entered for a chance to win a copy of the new book “The Upcycle” by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. From Amazon – […]

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