Emerging Voices winner profile

el dorado inc

el dorado inc | Darnell Residence, Kansas City, MO. Image courtesy el dorado inc

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

el dorado inc won a 2008 award.

Kansas City, MO based el dorado inc is led by principals Jamie Darnell, David Dowell, Dan Maginn, Josh Shelton, and Douglas Stockman. The firm consists of a collaborative architectural studio and steel fabrication facility. el dorado inc has characterized its design and fabrication practice as “the development of a simple process and an actively shared language of detailing that results in elegant, well-crafted projects.”

Projects range from an administrative facility for the Hodgdon Gunpowder Company in Herington, KS, to 5 Delaware Lofts, condominiums in Kansas City, to the renovation of the 1952 TWA Headquarters, also in Kansas City.

Their work has received numerous awards from the AIA, and has been published in Architectural Record, Architecture, Dwell, Metropolis, The New York Times, and I.D.

Jamie Darnell received his BArch from Kansas State University. David Dowell received a BA in Architecture from Washington University and a MArch from the University of California, Berkeley. Dan Maginn received a BArch and MArch from Tulane University. Josh Shelton received a BArch from the University of Tennessee. Douglas Stockman received a BArch from Kansas State University.