el dorado, Kansas City-based firm of Dan Maginn, FAIA (TSA'89), recognized for Habitat Prototype House
Dec 30, 2014The December issue of ARCHITECT Magazine features the recent collaboration of el dorado and Heartland Habitat. The 1,300-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath house is a Habitat for Humanity prototype designed by principal Josh Shelton, AIA, and project architects Brandon Froelich and Steve Salzer, AIA, of El Dorado, and built by Heartland Habitat for Humanity. It is a result of the 1% Habitat Initiative, a partnership between San Francisco–based Public Architecture and Habitat for Humanity International. The initiative paired seven of the affordable housing group’s most successful chapters with local architects whose design expertise and commitment to pro bono work were well established. Their mission was to improve the quality of homes built by Habitat chapters. The project is a witness and reminder to the architecture community that good, quality design can be made accessible to all family types and neighborhoods.