Dog Days

In honor of the dwindling days of summer, I’ve pulled out some photos of aquatic centers–‘swimming pools’ for those of us from the 1900’s.  These are in O’Fallon and Oak Grove, MO, respectively.  Both are designed by SFS Architecture.

Alligator Creek Aquatic Center
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2019 Ride MS


I’ve been posting my yearly appeal for MS donations as though it were a recurring nightmare, a giant Band-Aid to be torn off fast to minimize pain.

This year I’ve decided to change my approach altogether and go positive!  Hence the bunny.  I feel very grateful and happy and blessed every summer to receive contributions, so I think it’s only right and fair that my most excellent and gracious contributors feel the same.

I really truly appreciate all the support my donors have shown me over the years—and in some cases decades—and hope they’ll continue again this year.  And for first timers seeing this, I hope you’ll join us.  The MS ride is a wonderful event fighting an awful affliction.

To those new to Ride MS, it’s a bicycle ride that takes a couple thousand bikers from Garmin headquarters in Olathe, KS and winds us around to Lawrence.  The 1st day is a century (hundred mile ride), the second can be as much as 85 miles (I think…) but I’m opting for the 37 mile option.  No need for heroics.

Thank you in advance!

Here’s a handy link:

Old Friends, New Friends

I first met Josh and Joseph photographing their work at a previous employer’s, but they’ve since broken out to establish Hermanos Design.  Gorgeous work right out of the gates!

And, yes this is a break from my Tour de 2018–these are current projects…but I’ll get back to those…

Mildred’s Coffeehouse in the Crossroads:Mildred's
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Christ Community; Olathe

Also designed by SFS Architecture (see previous post…) is Christ Community Church in Olathe, KS.  This is a beautiful and spacious addition to the church at 20600 W 119th Street.

Christ Community Church
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St. Joseph; Shawnee

Sticking with 2018, and continuing on with churches: This is St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee, KS.  Design work for the renovation and expansion done by SFS Architecture.  Beautiful place.

St. Joseph Catholic Church
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The Foundry

Also at the Church of the Resurrection (see preceding post…), and also by GouldEvans is The Foundry.  The multi-purpose worship space occupies COR’s former main building in Leawood, KS, and sits next door to the current one–which you might have seen HERE.

Church of the Resurrection, Foundry Hall
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Downtown Rez

I am going to make a concerted effort to keep up with the blog.  I know I’ve said that in months past, but I am looking at all the projects I didn’t post in 2018, just to name one year.  And this year is more than half over, so…without further ado:

Lot of churches last year, so that’s where I’ll start.  This first one is the Downtown Campus of the Church of the Resurrection–or Downtown Rez–designed by GouldEvans Architects.  And it also is the church my own wife attends.

Church of the Resurrection, Downtown
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