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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

Iowa State Fair – The Inside Scoop!

[caption id="attachment_1721" align="alignnone" width="600"] The steel framework under construction for the new free entertainment stage on Expo Hill at the Iowa State Fair! A stretch fabric cover will be installed over the skeleton like structure![/caption] As a Fairground Architect (fairground designers or master planners) we like...

Continue Reading

K/O Travelogue – Architecture and Planning

[caption id="attachment_1465" align="alignnone" width="600"] Riding Heard - Bricktown Riverwalk[/caption] From the “We get to work in the best places” annals – Oklahoma City Chapter. On a recent trip to good old Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as Fairground Architects we were impressed, to say the least! I guess...

Continue Reading

Iowa State Fair & K/O Architects

[caption id="attachment_1379" align="alignnone" width="600"] Iowa State Fair - Facilities Layout Plan - buildings shown in red have recently been completed by K/O[/caption] When Iowan's think of the hot/humid days of August they think of the Iowa State Fair - then they have memories of fried food...

Continue Reading

Celebration, Exhibition, and Education – Fairground Design!

What are the three main ingredients of every great fair in our nation? Celebration Exhibition Education Celebrating human achievement (having fun, people watching, entertainment, etc.), Exhibiting the best (commercial goods, livestock, art, technology, crops, etc.), and Educating your neighbor on best practices, and the youth...

Continue Reading