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Mike Doesn’t Have Malaria!

Mike has been in Haiti doing some good work for the last week or so. We've missed him here at the office and thought we'd show him how happy we were to have him back. Below is the awesome (at least we think so) sign that greeted him this morning when he got here. He's got some great stories and pictures and he's going to put together a post here in the next week or so, so stay tuned! ...

Custom Stair Install 2

The glass has arrived and the stair is bolted in place. Ian and his guys had to make some on-site modifications to make it fit but its in for good now. Below, Ian, Rick and Greg make the first ascent. There is a bit of fill and sanding left to do and the stringers will be painted to match the wall color and the treads and railing will be stained a mid to dark brown. We'll stop by and take...

Belvedere Update 6

Look at that view! Mike and Rick went out to the Belvedere site late last week to check up on progress. As you can see below the second floor decking is under way. Below left is standing near the future screened-in-porch, looking out over the firepit. Below right is standing on the balcony overlooking the great room, views of the lake abound. Below is the master bathroom framing. Standing in the great room, looking out over the upper...

RDM takes home another award!

Last week while Rick was away KC Magazine held their annual Design Excellence Awards. Mike and Matthew showed up at the new J.E. Dunn headquarters downtown to represent RDM Architecture and hopefully pick up an award. We submitted the Sun Room Addition (http://www.rdmarchitecture.com/blog-whats-new/dogs-and-architecture.html) and took home an award for Architecture_Exterior! Former RDM employee Jerad Foster and his crew, who built the entertainment unit pictured above for the project, picked up an award for that as well making the project...

Custom Stair Install

We've been working on this project for some time, and the stair is just one part of a whole series of projects in the same residence but for us this is certainly the most exciting at the moment. Designed in the late 70's by Alan Feingold Architects the living room, and really the entire house is full of 45 degree angles which come together in a large 2 story. At each end of the room glass doors and large windows...

Another RDM Project Clears the ARB

A new project we're working on just cleared the Mission Hills, Kansas ARB (architectural review board). Many people think that what they want to do to their house is their own business. In many cities and neighborhoods this isn't the case. The requirements vary from city to city and its important to take those into consideration early in the design process to ensure that the client can get what they want and the architect (us) doesn't spend a lot of...

Belvedere Framing

Framing is well underway out at the Belvedere site. The lower floor is framed and the sheathing is started, the floor above is in and framing will be starting up there soon. The project is moving right along. The site is starting to really green up, even with just the existing trees and plantings in there its difficult to get an overall shot of the construction from the road below. Below you can see the block shelf built up from the footing,...

Bird House Studio Update 3

Here's a quick update to the birdhouse studio and a couple images. The exterior trim and siding is all done as well as the paint and concrete flat work. Theres a little work left here and there and the grading and plantings. With the new stone wall and concrete walk the drainage problems are solved for good and the client is happy. Stay tuned for the final pictures. ...

And the Winner is…

Back when it was cold and snowy, in fact it was during one of the snowpocalypse 2011 events, we drew a winner for the RDM Architecture contest. If you hadn't yet started following us, it was for a free, no strings attached, 2 hour consultation with RDM Architecture. It was the first time we'd done something like that and with just our website and a couple ads through KCH&G, the entries came flooding in. After much emailing, phone calls and coordination...