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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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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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...

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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...

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Learning From Las Vegas – Fairs, Entertainment and Other Thoughts

[caption id="attachment_1444" align="alignnone" width="600"] Entertainment Architecture - "In Your Face Architecture"[/caption] We just finished exhibiting at the 2011 IAFE (International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions) Conference in Las Vegas. The conference was held in and around the Great Ballroom at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas,...

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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...

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