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el dorado inc

Established in 1996, el dorado is an architecture, urban design, curatorial, education and fabrication practice located approximately in Kansas, Missouri. In the beginning, as equal parts art gallery, fabrication shop and design studio, we were known for fingerless gloves and raffish outbursts that helped jumpstart Kansas City’s emergent culture. Today, we work purposefully across scales and contexts, from city blocks to exhibitions, between critical ideas and our intangible, spiritual attachment to place. el dorado’s three partners and 17 staff — including 10 architects, a university professor, curators, industrial designers and certified welders — chase big ideas with a common touch.




510 Avenida Cesar E Chavez
Kansas City, MO 64108


(816) 474 3838



David Dowell, AIA
Josh Shelton, AIA
Hesse McGraw
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