Treanor Blog/News

New KU Residence Halls Named

2015-02-13 Posted By: Emily Bengoa
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The envy of every school in the nation.

2015-02-13 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Shoptalk: Sleeping Porch

2015-02-04 Posted By: Patty Weaver

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

Term:
sleeping porch

Definition:
Predominantly found in the South, these porches were popular in early 20th-century architectural styles. The porches were often enclosed or screened and were used for sleeping during the warm summer months before the dawn of air conditioning. Summer sleeping porches are typically located on the second floor above open-air porches on the north or east sides of the house to limit exposure to the setting sun. They often have two to three walls of windows to maximize air flow. (Source: McAlester, Virginia & Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1984, pg. 332.)

Sleeping porch in Kansas City, MissouriSleeping porch shown on left over the open lower-level porch at 801 Huntington Road, Kansas City, MO. (Source: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri.)

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic SitePhotograph of the sleeping porch in the main house of the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York, USA. Photo by Rolf Müller.

Game-changing Engineering Research Facility

2015-01-30 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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New College of Pharmacy program

2015-01-30 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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New Front Door for Engineering: Building for Student Success

2015-01-30 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds

New Front Door for Engineering: Building for Student Success

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2015 Canstruction - Celebrating our KC Royals!

2015-01-13 Posted By: Jac Samp

We believe in SLUGGING OUT HUNGER!

Massive reaction wall

2014-12-30 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Meritas Health receives 2014 Keystone Recognition Award

2014-12-23 Posted By: Jac Samp

In December, North Kansas City Hospital's Meritas Health renovation received a Keystone award for economic development from the Clay County Economic Development Council.

Accepting the Keystone Award in December 2014Accepting the Keystone Award in December 2014

How far will we go for preservation?

2014-12-19 Posted By: Patty Weaver

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.

L-R: Ian Pitts, Todd Renyer and Matt Murphy taking a photo break at the Shurley House located at the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Alpine, Texas.L-R: Ian Pitts, Todd Renyer and Matt Murphy taking a photo break at the Shurley House located at the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Alpine, Texas.
L-R: Todd Renyer and Ian Pitts before starting work at the San Solomon Springs Motor Court at Balmorhea State Park in Toyahvale, Texas.L-R: Todd Renyer and Ian Pitts before starting work at the San Solomon Springs Motor Court at Balmorhea State Park in Toyahvale, Texas.
L-R: Matt Murphy and Ian Pitts standing close to the border, but not close enough to cross.L-R: Matt Murphy and Ian Pitts standing close to the border, but not close enough to cross.