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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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Restoration of Capitol is a tribute to pioneering Kansans

2013-12-01 Posted By: Patty Weaver

"An extensive, 13-year makeover has breathed new life into the Kansas Capitol, once referred to as the Sunflower State’s most iconic building." Read more of this editorial about the Kansas Statehouse preservation and restoration published in The Kansas City Star.

12 LEED Platinum Buildings

2013-11-26 Posted By: Emily Bengoa
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Kid Stuff Marketing Moving

2013-11-15 Posted By: Patty Weaver

Treanor Interiors is proud to be a part of the renovation of Kid Stuff Marketing's new space at North Topeka Industrial Park. Read more about the move in The Topeka Capitol-Journal's article Kid Stuff, Dr Pepper newest tenants at North Topeka Industrial Park.

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Taking a break from architecture

2013-11-13 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Theatre Lawrence - 2013 Phoenix Award Winner!

2013-11-04 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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