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The Difference is Night and Day!

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...

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Master Planning looks at Entire Des Moines Property!

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...

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Box Elder Fairground Master Planning

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...

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Fairground Horse Arena Complete!

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...

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Summer of Fun and Fairs – Photo Recap!

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...

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Artful Equine Housing! Or just a Barn!

[caption id="attachment_1842" align="alignnone" width="600"] Custom Horse Stalls line the inside of this equestrian stalling facility[/caption] 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...

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Equine Arena and Horse Barn Architecture

Equine Arena and Stalling Barn Under Construction 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...

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

  [caption id="attachment_1774" align="alignnone" width="600"] Stop by our Booth #1001 at the Fairs & Expos Conference for a Chance to Win![/caption] If you happen to be in Las Vegas next week for...

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

  [caption id="attachment_1797" align="alignnone" width="600"] Great Food and Great People at the Clockwork Cafe in Park City, Utah[/caption] 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...

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