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White Cloud Presbyterian

2021 Jun 16

I discovered this beauty while on a road trip this week.  More photos HERE.

And now I’ll stop fooling around get back to work.

Balloon Glow

2021 Jun 1

This is what Kansas City came up with for this year’s Memorial day to replace Celebration at the Station.  It was nice; a beautiful night out.  But I’ll be happy to see the symphony and fireworks return next year.  More photos HERE.

Magis Activity Center

2021 May 10

On the campus of Rockhurst University, Kansas City.  A beautiful new facility designed by GouldEvans.  Have a look HERE.

New Photos

2021 Apr 7

I’ve been updating.  Open and Painted are expanded and clarified a little--and I’ve added an all new tangent, which for now I’m calling Painted II.  Read the rationalizations here.

This is some cerebral stuff.  I recommend you don’t hazard it without some heavy caffination.

Resolution!

2021 Mar 22

This is my first ever ‘technology post’ but Adobe’s amazing new ‘Super Resolution’ deserves a close look.  Recently added as a feature in their Camera Raw application, the development represents a sort of a sea change for photography.  If you love pixels as much as I do, read more HERE.

Travel

2020 Dec 18

I’ve pulled my single collection of travel photos out of ‘Other Work’ and created a new ‘Travel’ section.  I’ve added photos from Venice and plan to keep adding places as I sort though all my vacation photos.

More HERE.


Animation and Illustration Studios at KCAI

2020 Nov 24

Beautiful new studio spaces are retro-fitted into the former residence hall building at the Kansas City Art Institute.  

Design by GouldEvans, construction by AL Huber.

More HERE.


Cure of Ars Middle School

2020 Nov 22

As I understand it these classrooms (see interiors here) are built into what was the church’s original sanctuary, though that building has more recently housed the school’s gymnasium.  That function is now relocated to the new Parish Activity Center.

Wonderful design work by GouldEvans.

More photos HERE.


Lone Elm Park

2020 Nov 13

Another lovely park with buildings designed by SFS Architecture, this one in Olathe, KS.  A little late for ideal pic-nic weather, but keep this one in mind for the next warm day that comes up...

More photos HERE.


Hawk Ridge Park

2020 October 15

New amphitheater, boardwalk, and shelter building at Hawk Ridge Park in Raymore, MO.  Beautiful community park around a snug little Johnson Lake.

The COVID has thrown a wet blanket over productions, but shows will happen and they’ll find a wonderful home here.

Designed by SFS Architecture.  More photos HERE.

NAIA Offices

2020 October 15

New offices for the NAIA!  Almost makes up for there not being actual basketball this year.  OK there might have been actual basketball this year, but I will confess I haven’t even looked.  I am a clueless, lazy fan.  No denying it.

Excellent interiors by RMTA:  New photography client, long time past architecture colleague!

See more photos HERE.


St. Joseph Catholic Church; Westphalia, MO

2020 Sept 3

A gorgeous church built in 1848, restoration by Conrad Schmitt Studios.  

Westphalia is a beautiful town built by German settlers in Missouri’s wine region SE of Jefferson City.  Grab the kids and pack a lunch...

More photos HERE.


A New ‘Wretched’ Photo

2020 Sept 19

Saw this on a road-trip this week to Westphalia, MO.  Can deer really not see these things?

See more photos HERE.


Ottawa University Esports Arena

2020 Sept 13

OK I’ll admit I’m an oldster who didn’t know Esports was a ‘thing’, but this place is undeniably cool.  If the COVID will go away, I might get to capture the arena in action, with actual people.  So stay tuned.

Designed into an existing theater in the historic administration building by SFS Architecture.

See more photos HERE.

Ottawa University Athletic Complex

2020 Sept 13

Also at the University and also designed by SFS is the new press box and hall of fame addition to the campus stadium

See more photos HERE.

VAB at the U of Iowa

2017 Nov 19

A nice piece in ArchDaily about Steven Holl’s visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa.  Photos by AD Photography, btw.

See more photos here.