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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 – […]

Apr 19
2013

Artful Equine Housing! Or just a Barn!

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

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Just finishing construction, this Equestrian Barn was originally conceptualized as an eight stall addition to an existing equine facility housing several Champion and Grand Champion animals. As the Horse Barn Architect we worked with the owner as the program grew to expand the existing Trophy room, with a loft overlook overhead, and include enough space […]

Dec 18
2012

Equine Arena and Horse Barn Architecture

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Equestrian Barn, Equine or Livestock Barn, Exhibition Building, General, Horse Arena, Horse Barn, Livestock Barn, Planning & Master Plan

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K/O is currently watching the construction of an Equine Arena and Stalling Barn recently designed for a private client. As the Architect of this Horse Arena we sized it to have 100 feet x 72 feet, with an attached warm-up or storage area of 72 feet x 45 feet. An adjoining 36 feet x 48 […]

Nov 20
2012

Win with K/O in Vegas! At the Fairs & Expos Conference!

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

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  If you happen to be in Las Vegas next week for… whatever it is you do, or like us, at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions conference held in the Paris Ballroom on November 26th through the 28th. Stop by our booth #1001 and say Hi! We’re the only Fairground Architect or Fairground […]

Oct 15
2012

Fairs, Travel, Great Food, and Even Better Company!

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Cool 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

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  On a recent trip to Utah, while wrapping up a project as Fairground Designers and Fairground Planners we happened into a nice little café located on the unpretentious side of Park City. Called the Clockwork Café its proprietor Ben Farquharson was quick to offer up conversation and the daily specials. He did not get […]

Aug 28
2012

Thanked for Just Being K/O!

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Cool Design, Cultural, Fairgrounds & Fair, General, Planning & Master Plan, Service, Testimonial

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Thank You Cards recently sent to K/O Architects! Recently we hosted a couple of college students in our office for an informal interview of sorts. We were not the student’s only stop, they got a chance to visit with several other architectural firms in the Des Moines, Iowa area. The expectations at the outset were […]

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