Commerce Tower

These are of the recently renovated Commerce Tower in downtown KC.  Does my heart good to see a stately old building given a renewed lease on life.  Design and construction by Ryan Companies.

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St. Joseph Catholic Church, Topeka

St. Joseph Catholic Church is located within the shadow of the capitol building in downtown Topeka.  The masonry and exterior were restored recently and work on the interior is underway, all led by SFS Architecture in Kansas City.  One more good reason to go to Peka.  Get it?  To Peka?!

Saint Joseph Catholic Church
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U of Iowa VAB

I stopped in to see the new Visual Arts Building on a road trip home from Michigan and got these photos.  Gorgeous new facility designed by Steven Holl Architects.  I wanted to get out on the balconies, but doors were locked…

This was my first time in Iowa City and I fell in love with the place–lush and hilly with a beautiful river running through.  And I had one of the top five most memorable dinners of my life there at Sanctuary Pub–no kidding: coq au vin blanc.  It was fantastic.

Visual Arts Building, University of Iowa
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St. Columban

These are recent photos of St. Columban Parish in Chillicothe, MO with interiors restored beautifully by Conrad Schmitt Studios.  It’s worth a road trip to the birth-place of sliced bread to see.

St. Columban Parish
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Cats and Dogs

This is exactly the place I’d want want to be if I were a sick puppy.  Bradley Animal Hospital in Lawrence, KS.  Design by Sabatini Architects.

Bradley Animal Hospital
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Tour of Lawrence Schools

These are some recent photos of new school projects in Lawrence, KS by Sabatini Architects. They are: Lawrence High School, Lawrence College and Career Center, and Kennedy Elementary.

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FHSU Track + Field

This elegant complex is the FHSU Track + Field facility in Hays, Kansas–architecture by GouldEvans.

And I want to address the controversy now before it explodes into an embarrassing scandal: The grass you see in these photos is in fact Liberty, MO grass from the campus of William Jewell College.  And from two years ago.  Thought I’d fess-up because I’m sure somebody will recognize it and go apoplectic on me.  Then the phone starts ringing off the hook and the next thing you know the media are tramping all over my lawn…….

FHSU Track + Field Facility
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