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Nov 24
2018

Our Post-Thanksgiving Plans

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Commercial, 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, Horse Barn, Livestock Barn, Planning & Master Plan, Reuse, Renovation & Historic Preservation

Enough with the turkey, bring on the chips and salsa!  K/O Fairground Planners will be exhibiting at the 2018 International Fairs and Expositions Conference (IAFE) which will be held in San Antonio, Texas this year right after Thanksgiving.  We hope to see you at Booth #537 and discuss fairground master planning, growth, or even new […]

Apr 10
2018

Way Out West

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Cool Design, Cultural, Equestrian Barn, Equine or Livestock Barn, 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, Reuse, Renovation & Historic Preservation

K/O Fairground Planners recently completed a Master Plan for the Bonneville County Fairgrounds in Idaho Falls, Idaho.   This fairgrounds is located south of town,next to the Sandy Downs horse racing facility, home of the War Bonnet Rodeo.  It will replace the existing Bonneville County Fairgrounds site that is located within the city and is surrounded […]

Feb 13
2018

I Love NY – The New York State Fair Expo Building

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Commercial, 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

K/O Fairground Planners was part of the design team that helped the New York State Fair undergo a major fast-tracked, phased renovation effort that included fairground infrastructure improvements and new event services at the complex over several years.  These entertainment design program elements were all outlined in a recent master plan effort. K/O’s effort included […]

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. […]

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From our offices based in Des Moines, Iowa we focus on renovation/restoration, public, commercial, retail, cultural/museums, and fairground entertainment project types. We are a nationally recognized design-leader specializing in master planning, expos, entertainment, arenas, multi-purpose, stalling, equestrian, livestock and amusement related design with many projects throughout North America.

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