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Dec 18
2012

Equine Arena and Horse Barn Architecture

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

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, 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, Fairground Planning, Fairgrounds & Fair, General, Horse Arena, Horse Barn, Livestock Barn, Planning & Master Plan

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

  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

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 […]

Jul 23
2012

Iowa State Fair – The Inside Scoop!

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, Fairground Planning, Fairgrounds & Fair, General, Horse Arena, Horse Barn, Livestock Barn, Planning & Master Plan

As a Fairground Architect (fairground designers or master planners) we like to pay attention to what is new and interesting or what is happening around the Iowa State Fair. Ok, we admit that we do not necessarily have the full inside scoop but, we do try to keep our “ears to the ground” regarding all […]

Jun 25
2012

Hot Rods and K/O Architects

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Commercial, Cool Design, General, Planning & Master Plan, Service

Our latest post features a few snapshots taken from a recent photo shoot at one of our recently completed projects in the Des Moines, Iowa area. This is a bit more than your third car garage addition we typically design at K/O Architects. Conceptually, this project started out as a home for six, then eight […]

May 22
2012

Dig Our New Digs! K/O Architects Office!

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, Commercial, General

We’re finally complete with our overhaul! Whew! Now it’s time to celebrate! We love our new digs and think you will too. Stop by if you’re ever in the neighborhood get your photo taken with the great colorful K/O mural, and we might even buy you something to “whet your whistle” as well as offer […]

Apr 20
2012

Sustainable Architecture and K/O – Earth Day 2012!

posted in Architecture, Architect & Design, General, Planning & Master Plan

We had such a sucessful time with this campaign last year we’re going to do it again this year! Join us by celebrating Earth Day (officially April 22, 2012) today and throughout next week! For every new friend, like, follow, etc. we get over the next week on any of our social media sites, we […]

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