First Impressions – IAFE San Antonio

Wow!  What a great trip to San Antonio for K/O Fairground Planners at the 2018 IAFE Conference!  It was an excellent few days of visiting with current, former and future fairground visionaries and discussing their fairground’s future plans.  Master planning seems to be on the...

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I Love NY – The New York State Fair Expo Building

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...

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Big Plans at The Ranch

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...

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Great Architecture is everywhere! And so are great breakfasts…

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...

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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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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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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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Dig Our New Digs! K/O Architects Office!

[caption id="attachment_1622" align="alignnone" width="600"] Wow! What a difference Carpet, and Paint, and Glass, and Plywood, and Plastic, and...

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Great Design is not without Great Effort!

Our office utilizes a studio design team approach where our architects and designers follow the project through all stages. At each stage of the project new layers of consulting services are added. Our objective in the development of design and delivery of technical expertise is...

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