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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...

Belvedere Concrete II

Formwork for the upper foundation walls is stripped! Its a big day on the Belvedere site, the spray water proofing (the black in the photo below) has been applied and the protective foundation board applied over that. All that is left is a little cleanup and a lot of backfill and the foundation part of the project will be largely complete. A little bit closer...

Out to Bid!

We've wrapped up construction documents on this light-filled, two-story kitchen addition. Located on large lot in Prairie Village, KS the house had a small kitchen that was badly in need of an update. We extended the upper floor to create an open two-story space above the new kitchen and opened up the two adjacent rooms with 2 large new windows and a 12' sliding patio door. A dark kitchen tucked into the interior of the house will be transformed into...

Bird House Studio Update 2

We took an office field trip over lunch to check on the progress on the bird house studio. Its being painted now and looks really great even in the dreary cloudy weather. Its going to be a lovely and light-filled space. Even better, Gerry(our wonderful client) has been doing some baking and shared a few cookies and some delicious apple pie. She said the painters especially liked this batch of cookies. The birdhouse studio proves once again that well-fed contractors do...