Treanor Blog/News

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for advising and assisting the Senate Commission on Art with acquiring, preserving, restoring, and replacing historical documents, artifacts, and works of art relating to the Senate wing of the Capitol and the Senate office buildings.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

Want to be a Next Generation Design Leader?

2014-02-08 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
Interior Designer Lisa Lamb sharing her work with an intern.Interior Designer Lisa Lamb sharing her work with an intern.

Completion of Kansas Statehouse Visitor Center Celebrated

2014-01-02 Posted By: Patty Weaver

The completion of the visitor center addition at the historic Kansas Statehouse was celebrated today with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The event included remarks by Gov. Sam Brownback, Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast, Mike Treanor, chairman of Treanor Architects, and Jim Rinner, vice president of JE Dunn Construction.

As the new public entrance to the capitol, the visitor center was designed to transition visitors from the underground parking garage or grounds into the historic building. Thoughtfully designed, the addition to the Kansas Statehouse protects the building’s historic integrity by drawing from the building’s architectural elements. The exterior of visitor center is constructed of natural stone that compliments the historic architecture while differentiating itself from the capitol. The interior design serves as a staging area for visitors with a lobby, information desk, auditorium, classroom, restrooms and a gift shop.

Gov. Sam Brownback, Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast and other officials cut the ribbon at the Kansas Statehouse Visitor Center.Gov. Sam Brownback, Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast and other officials cut the ribbon at the Kansas Statehouse Visitor Center.
Mike Treanor, chairman of Treanor Architects, gives remarks before the Kansas Statehouse Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony.Mike Treanor, chairman of Treanor Architects, gives remarks before the Kansas Statehouse Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony.
Treanor Architects’ Vance Kelley, principal in charge of the Kansas Statehouse preservation and restoration, speaks with Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast at the Kansas Statehouse Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony.Treanor Architects’ Vance Kelley, principal in charge of the Kansas Statehouse preservation and restoration, speaks with Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast at the Kansas Statehouse Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony.
Gov. Sam Brownback gives remarks before the Kansas Statehouse Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony on January 2, 2014.Gov. Sam Brownback gives remarks before the Kansas Statehouse Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony on January 2, 2014.
Vance Kelley, Treanor principal in charge of the Kansas Statehouse preservation and restoration, explains the phasing of the capitol’s historic construction to Gov. Sam Brownback and Jennie Chinn, executive director of the Kansas Historical Society.Vance Kelley, Treanor principal in charge of the Kansas Statehouse preservation and restoration, explains the phasing of the capitol’s historic construction to Gov. Sam Brownback and Jennie Chinn, executive director of the Kansas Historical Society.
Jennie Chinn, executive director of the Kansas Historical Society, shows Gov. Sam Brownback a display of historic items found in the capital during the Kansas Statehouse preservation and restoration project after the Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony.Jennie Chinn, executive director of the Kansas Historical Society, shows Gov. Sam Brownback a display of historic items found in the capital during the Kansas Statehouse preservation and restoration project after the Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony.
Attendees snacked on cookies and coffee after the Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony.Attendees snacked on cookies and coffee after the Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony.
The new gift shop opened its doors for the first time after the Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony on January 2, 2014.The new gift shop opened its doors for the first time after the Visitor Center ribbon cutting ceremony on January 2, 2014.

Creating the live-learn environment

2013-12-11 Posted By: Emily Bengoa
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Texas A&M’s Hullabaloo Hall incorporates a community learning center.Texas A&M’s Hullabaloo Hall incorporates a community learning center.

Office in College Station.

2013-12-10 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Principal Dale Glenn and Ivan Ross officing in the iconic Zachry Engineering Center.  Principal Dale Glenn and Ivan Ross officing in the iconic Zachry Engineering Center.

Beauty Restored to Capitol

2013-12-06 Posted By: Patty Weaver

After a recent tour of the rehabilitated Kansas Statehouse, Tom Averill expressed his appreciation for the project and beauty it has restored. "According to the Kansas State Historical Society, the capitol was first designed as a symbol of our pride in overcoming the struggles that led to statehood. We still have much to be proud of, especially the Statehouse. We can boast one of the finest in the United States." Listen to his eloquent commentary as broadcast by Kansas Public Radio.

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