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Another RDM stair!

This is a little project that we've just completed the drawings for.  The clients contacted several architects and were told that their project was too small and they were not interested. We are willing to look at any size project because we've found that small projects like this can be interesting and fun. This was no exception. Oddly the existing house didn't have an interior connection between the first and second floor other than a very utilitarian concrete stair in the...

Sexton Screen Panels

Following the conclusion of the stair project (check out one of the posts here) We worked with the Sextons to develop an updated landscape plan that better fit the way they use the outdoor space. The  adjacent house has a raised brick paver patio that looks directly onto their deck and front door. They sent us a few images of asian art that they liked  and we came up with a scale of panel that looked good on site and...

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...