To the border and beyond! Well, almost to the border. Todd Renyer and Ian Pitts, both of Treanor Preservation, and Matt Murphy, Treanor Civil, traveled to southwestern Texas this week. The trip was centered around completing condition assessments of Texas Parks & Wildlife facilities at Balmorhea State Park and Black Gap Wildlife Management Area.
We are seeking a full-time interior designer to join our Lawrence, Kan.-based team. If the following describes you, email Audrie Wenger, Director of Interiors, with your resume and contact information.
Required experience and skills:
- 3-5 years of practical design experience
- Commercial interior design experience
- Accredited design degree in Interior Design
- Strong technical & technology skills—REVIT proficiency required
- Creative design thinking skills
- Versatility to work within all project types, including furniture design packages
- Enjoys teamwork and collaboration
- Self-manager, strategic thinker, flexible type who is comfortable with fast project pace, travel and workload
The Kansas Statehouse exterior masonry restoration was featured among other projects in the Fall 2014 issue of Building Stone Magazine. The article, "A labor of love," details the efforts required to complete the four-year phased construction project.
Treanor is proud to annouce our winners of the "You Choose a Charity, We Donate" contest held at last week's Kansas Hospital Assocation conference. Thank you to all participants for taking a moment to show support for your favoritie charity!
Shoptalk—deciphering architectural and historic preservation jargon one word at a time!
an opening in an external wall of a building to admit light and (usually) air; typically glazed
Examples:Yes, you know what a window is, but did you know that most historic buildings feature many different windows types? There are double-hung windows, fixed windows, awning windows, hopper windows, and casement windows to name a few. There are also many different types of glazing patterns, styles and window components such as the sill, sash, head, casing and jamb. Windows, and all their components significantly contribute to the unique character of a building. That’s why each window restoration project should begin with a thorough window survey to identify window types, original construction and existing conditions.
Treanor Architects’ Kansas Statehouse preservation and restoration project was recognized at the AIA Central States Design Awards with the 2014 Architecture Preservation Honor Award.
The jurors were quoted in the awards program as saying: “The transformation shown is extraordinary and reflective not just of restoring, but of having to undo an earlier renovation that departed substantially from the original intent of the building. The vast change shown is incredible.”
Congratulations to the State of Kansas and all those who worked on the project!