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Phosphor Update 2

We met up with the Phosphor Interactive guys last week for lunch and to check up on the project. A lot has happened since we were last down there but we really wanted to highlight the metal work that our buddy Pascal at Meya Metalworks has done over there. During construction, in order to create some more headroom on the second floor we removed a number of existing bar joists. At the time we thought these things were great and that they...

Houzz 2012

RDM Architecture Receives Houzz’s 2012 ‘Best Of Remodeling’ Award Survey of More than 1.2 Million Members Reveals Most Popular Design Kansas City, Mo. -- April 2012 – RDM Architecture of Kansas City, Missouri, has been awarded “Best Of Remodeling” 2012 by Houzz, a leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. The firm, founded in 1979 with a niche in residential new construction and renovation, was selected by members of the Houzz community. RDM Architecture’s work won in the design category, for a design...

KCH&G Photoshoot

Keep an eye out in upcoming KCH&G issues for some photos of our project.  Rick and I went out during the photoshoot to take a look at the finished and furnished project. The clients are incredibly happy with the end result and have transforned (with our help) a stark and dated place into something fantastic. I took a few pics while Alistair Tutton worked his magic. We spent a lot of time with Hurst Construction and with Arcways to make...

Master Plan Enhances Outdoor Living

  February 1, 2012 by Kurt Kraisinger, RLA, LEED AP Principal, Lorax Design Group www.loraxdesigngroup.com Are you dreaming of a patio, pergola structure or new swimming pool in your backyard? Or maybe you’re thinking about an outdoor kitchen, a stone fireplace, a water feature or a landscape full of four-season color? For those homeowners who don’t want to go down the path of a “do-it-yourself” job, you may need the assistance of an architect or a landscape architect (who often work in collaboration with one...

6718 Residence Intro

   This project in Mission Hills has three seperate parts, an addition of a walk in closet off of the master bathroom, a third garage bay that connects to an expaneded and remodeled laundry area, and a new screened porch in the back yard. From the beginning this project has had many hurdles to overcome. The first was a gas easement through the back yard that was unknown to / unclaimed by the gas company.  After searching through original plats...

Phosphor Studio

When Phosphor Studio (the guys responsible for our new website and frequent tech support ninjas) approached us to design a new office and production space for them in an existing downtown KC building we were obviously excited. When he said he wanted to incorporate a green roof and enviromentally responsible materials throughout it seemed like a perfect fit. The building had an existing mezzanine that would have been perfect for offices but it had no natural light and the...

The Role of a Residential Architect

TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM YOUR RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECT November 2011Rick McDermott 1. Listening skills. After all, it’s all about you. Architects need to listen to your wants and needs before they add their wisdom and talent. 2. Communication skills. Architects must be able to communicate in a way that makes sense to their client. Good verbal explanations are especially helpful with drawings and 3D models, helping clients visualize what the new space will provide. 3. Problem solving skills. It...

Custom Gate

RDM Architecture jumped into the design-build side of things with this gate we designed for a previous client who's dogs discovered a weak spot in the "invisible fence". At this particular spot they were able to build up some speed and get through and out of range. To resolve this we just needed a gate as the surrounding plantings are dense/thorny enough to disuade the dogs from going around. The dogs, having discovered the gap, kept escaping and we couldn't find...

Olsen Residence_Phase 2

With the completion of the basement renovation (see it here) we are moving into the next phase of the larger project.  Since the homeowners will be living in the house throughout the project they needed a place to cook and eat while the kitchen is demolished and rebuilt.  These are the renderings prepared during the design process. The left image is from the same point as the left "before" image above. As you can see we've opened up a...

1232 Residence Update 2

This project is moving along so quickly we're going to take a little jump up to present day and try to keep up. Exterior framing is getting really close to being wrapped up. We've got a couple more posts to set and then all the sills and screen frame. The chimney and the fireplaces should be framed by the time most people see this. This is the one of the really fun parts of construction. In the course of a...