Treanor Blog/News

Defining Our Signature Buildings

2014-05-08 Posted By: Patty Weaver

From the Empire State Building to the Eiffel Tower, some buildings captivate a city or even a nation. Over time, these iconic buildings become synonymous with the place they represent.

They are the buildings that, if you mention their name, people know what you’re talking about,” says Vance Kelley, AIA, principal in Treanor Architects' Historic Preservation studio. They are buildings that show up on television, in books and memories. They are, often, the ones worth preserving.

A building doesn’t need to be world-famous to be “iconic” to its community. Here are a few of the ways that a building—perhaps one in your community— can take on a life greater than the sum of its parts.

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Missouri State Capitol, 2012Missouri State Capitol, 2012

Shoptalk: Herm

2014-05-07 Posted By: Patty Weaver

Shoptalk—deciphering architectural and historic preservation jargon one word at a time!

Term: 
herm / hermes

Definition: 
a pillar or post composed of the representation of a human head or human figure whose waist emerges from a tapering pedestal; also called a term or terminal figure

Examples: 
Below are three images demonstrating herms.

Top Left: Drawings of ornamental columns including a herm in the lower right corner.

Top Right: Close up one the second level herms identified on the Dillon House during the development of a historic structure report.

Bottom: Pair of herms identified on the second level of the Dillon House. 

Examples of ornamental columns including herms.Close up one the second floor herms on the Dillon House in Topeka, Kansas.

 

Herms on the second level of the Dillon House in Topeka, Kansas.

How far will we go for preservation?

2014-04-18 Posted By: Patty Weaver

To the very edge! Julia Manglitz working on a punch list on the Kansas Statehouse roof. Don't worry folks, she follows all the safety rules during her architectural stunts.

From aging and inadequate to modern animal facilities

2014-04-16 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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The beginning of construction. The beginning of construction.
6 months later. 6 months later.

Supporting the growth of engineering programs at Texas A&M

2014-04-13 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Design kick-off meeting in the Zachry Engineering CenterDesign kick-off meeting in the Zachry Engineering Center
Existing Zachry Engineering CenterExisting Zachry Engineering Center

Active Learning Sneak Peak

2014-04-10 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Photo courtesy of KU School of EngineeringPhoto courtesy of KU School of Engineering

IIDA Student Mentoring Week

2014-04-04 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Treanor's Director of Interior Design, Audrie Wenger & our student shadow Kelsey Brown. Treanor's Director of Interior Design, Audrie Wenger & our student shadow Kelsey Brown.

Save the Date!

2014-03-31 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Modern Art?

2014-02-28 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Senator Roberts Nominates Kansas Architect to U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board

2014-02-26 Posted By: Patty Weaver

Todd RenyerTodd Renyer has a new responsibility in addition to his role as project manager and historic preservation architect at Treanor Architects.

Renyer was appointed to the U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board. He was nominated by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who is one of the five-member U.S. Senate Commission on Art. In addition to Roberts, the other commission members are Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sens. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.

The U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board is composed of historians, curators, architects, preservationists, and experts from institutions across the nation. The board is responsible for advising and assisting the Senate Commission on Art with acquiring, preserving, restoring, and replacing historical documents, artifacts, and works of art relating to the Senate wing of the Capitol and the Senate office buildings. read more