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Some Light Reading

The Architecture profession from the onset of college teaches you the importance of continued learning and keeping abreast of design standards, codes and of course possibilities. Now, there are many ways to use these documents as you come to discover while working at any Architecture firm. We are a paper profession that leans heavily on…

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Our Design Team is Growing

We are excited to welcome the talented Lyndsi Cox to our growing team of designers. Lyndsi graduated from K-State with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design. A native Topekan, with 15 years of experience in the industry, honing her skills and talents as a designer, project manager, business development leader, and legacy account specialist, Lyndsi…

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Groundbreaking for youth Crisis & Recovery Center

Nothing was going to stop this much-anticipated event, not even a Kansas March snow.   We were honored to be standing next to the hard-working, driven team of Family Service & Guidance Center as they broke ground for their Youth Crisis & Recovery Center.   The Youth Crisis & Recovery Center will be a state-of-the-art…

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Find Your Switch: Architectural Process and the Middle Ground

There’s a 2007 book by Matthew Frederic entitled 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School.  It is a linear, short read with one-page hitters accompanied by a corresponding hand-drawn graphic.  It’s easy to thumb through for students, practitioners, and laymen alike. Lesson Number 1 is “How to draw a line.”  Irrespective of talent, yes:  there’s…

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Say Ciao to Caterina!

Say Ciao, to Caterina Savini, our newest Associate Project Manager. From Ravenna, Italy, Caterina came to the US as part of a high school study abroad program in Carthage, Missouri and this adventure is what led her to Drury University in Springfield. “I always knew I wanted to travel, and that art and architecture intrigued…

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Construction of the New I-70 Polk-Quincy Viaduct

Our team at AO is honored to be a design, visualization, and community engagement consultant supporting the team lead by our friends at Bartlett & West to design and oversee construction of the new I-70 Polk-Quincy Viaduct. Recently, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla, Shawnee County Commissioner Kevin Cook, and others…

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Welcome! Matt Engle, Project Architect

Join us in welcoming Matt Engle, Project Architect, to the Architect One team. With 20+ years of experience in the field, Matt brings a wide variety of technical skills and project management expertise to our growing team. With a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Kansas State University, Matt is excited about joining the AO team in…

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Progress Continues on CoreFirst Bank & Trust Headquarters

  Significant progress has been made on the renovation and innovation upgrades taking place at CoreFirst Bank & Trust’s main headquarters in Topeka, Kansas. While this 50-year-old building has served three generations of customers and employees, this is the first major renovation to the bank since it was originally constructed in 1971. In recent weeks,…

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Milk and Honey Counter

Q & A with Milk and Honey

When Darlene Morgan and Chris Hartman opened their new coffee shop on March 16, they had no idea it would take place in the midst of a pandemic! The new small business owners had partnered with our team at Architect One back in 2019 to help transform an old bank building in East Topeka into…

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Tender Loving Care Pet Nursing Hotel Completes Construction

With construction now complete on the Tender Loving Care Pet Nursing Hotel in Topeka, Kansas, owner Leslie Fleuranges was set to host her grand opening on April 5. Unfortunately, the stay-at-home order left her with no choice but to host her debut live on Facebook. She’s now making plans to open to the public once…

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Happy St. Patricks Day!

Blueprints and Green Prints!

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Onward Ottawa Legacy Square Groundbreaking

It was a “Ground Breaking” day for the new Onward Ottawa Legacy Square in Downtown Ottawa, Ks! Our team at Architect One was honored to work closely with the great citizens and business leaders of Ottawa, Kansas and Franklin County to design their new $4.3M downtown event pavilion!

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One Million Cups – Manhattan

To renovate the Atlas F Missile Base into an amazing Space-themed Eco-Adventure Resort and S.T.E.A.M. Educational Center. Our team at Architect One have been honored to have been working with Matthew to develop his concept as he moves ahead with this exciting venture!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  Listen. Design. Inspire.  

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Cyrus Hotel Sign is Up!

Setting the “skyline sign” for Downtown Topeka’s newest destination, the Cyrus Hotel!!

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Drs Deutscher & Rottinghaus Optometrists PA’s Ribbon Cutting!

The team at Architect One was honored to celebrate Drs Deutscher & Rottinghaus Optometrists PA’s ribbon cutting at the corner of 12th St. and Fairlawn Road in Topeka!

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First Place Gingerbread House!

Our team at Architect One had a blast with our friends from Josey Baking Co. making this years “Whoville” entry for the Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays event!

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100 S Kansas

The warehouse at 100 S. Kansas Ave. is getting a new life! Bajillion Agency, MotoVike Films, and ActionCOACH Business Coaching will occupy the building in 2019.

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Manhattan Area Technical College Labs

Our team at Architect One is excited to share a recently completed project! Manhattan Area Technical College in Manhattan, KS exists to prepare its students for careers in a variety of high-demand technical fields. Working closely with key stakeholders at the school, our engineering consultants, and our general contractor, we were able to create a number of budget-friendly solutions for the 53-year-old school!

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Kansas Ave Lofts Tour!

Come have a firsthand look at Kansas Avenue Lofts, 101 N Kansas Avenue, this Saturday, November 3rd!

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