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Happy Birthday, Agora!

On May 8th 2017, the contract between Merrill K. Gordon of Gordon and Associates and the Owners of Agora Architecture was signed. A new generation of Architects and business people began! This company has successfully transitioned between Owners since 1924, which is 94 years. As Agora, we are looking forward to another 94 years in our favorite community, county and region! 

Happy First and ninety-fourth anniversary, Agora! 

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Preventative Maintenance - Keeping Assets an Asset

As Architects, we have the privilege of seeing many wonderful buildings.  Sometimes, however, we observe buildings in distress due to neglect. This disturbing sight always brings up the question: “Why did this happen?” - Our featured project is Rodger Steffen's Edward Jones. Rodger has a fantastic preventative maintenance plan that allowed him to restore the exterior of his facility. 

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The Firm's First International Client

It was late 1992, and the firm had just settled in its new space at 800 Main Place. One day, the phone rang and we found that a German plastic toy company, BIG Toy Company, was interested in building at least one warehouse at Strother Field, outside of Winfield. We were excited about the thought of a potential international client.

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Budgeting for Your Building Project: Made Simple

 Budgeting for design and construction is certainly not an interesting aspect of dreaming up a building project. Although it is not an aspect of the project you enjoy, it is, arguably, the most important part of a building project.

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Code and ADA Compliance - Your Unknown Top Priority

Building codes, including ADA Requirements, are like traffic laws. Most we live with, but some we ignore, some we never knew existed, some we relatively respect, and the rest we tend to forget about. The problem is that, on occasion, the code requirements, like traffic ordnances, can bite us if we don’t comply

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Remodeling A Building in the Central Business District

    So, you want to renovate a building in the Central Business District?  Firstly, congratulations on your new adventure. We want to help you experience building renovation with proper planning. Our first recommendation is to...

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