Treanor Blog/News

Chip-in-for-Charity Celebration

2015-11-04 Posted By: Anne Dillon

Meritas Health, Platte City

2015-10-30 Posted By: Anne Dillon

News from North Kansas City Hospital

2015-10-22 Posted By: Anne Dillon

North Kansas City Hospital's Strategic Renovation of Surgery opened two new orthopedic suites for operation. These larger rooms replace previous rooms, accommodating additional technology as well as hospital staff.

Congratulations to the entire team!

Kansas Hospital Association Convention and Tradeshow

2015-10-19 Posted By: Anne Dillon

Treanor is proud to annouce our winners of the "You Choose a Charity, We Donate" contest held at the 2015 Kansas Hospital Assocation Conference and Tradeshow. Thank you to all participants for taking a moment to stop by our booth and show your support for your favoritie health and wellness charity!

Facility solutions for world-class engineering teaching and research outcomes

2015-10-13 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Meet Our New Associate Principals

2015-10-08 Posted By: Patty Weaver

With specialized expertise and their eyes on the future, these people stand out in their ability to design spaces that inspire and connect people. Join us in congratulating Treanor’s new associate principals.

Chris Cunningham, AIA   Robert Koening, AIA, CHC
Chris Cunningham, AIA
Housing & Mixed-Use
Parking his blue GTI in front of our office early each morning is just the beginning of Chris’ dedication to his craft. Chris has the drive to deliver projects the way Treanor projects should be.

Robert Koenig, AIA, CHC
Curious to his core, Robert researches like a scholar and genuinely enjoys getting to know people. No matter where he is or the topic of conversation, Robert makes meaningful connections and brings people together to make the world more neighborly.
Lisa Lamb, IIDA, NCIDQ   Jeff Lane, AIA
Lisa Lamb, IIDA, NCIDQ
Interior Design
Integrity, thoughtfulness and razor-sharp design skills aren’t all that make Lisa capable of extraordinary feats. She makes problems vanish with her magic wand, solving them quickly, quietly and thoughtfully.

Jeff Lane, AIA
They say to dress for the job you want; Jeff acts that way. He strikes a perfect balance between confident independence and accountability to his team and peers. Relatable, honest, trustworthy—Jeff leads through his actions and celebrates the achievements of others.
Julia Manglitz, AIA LEED AP   Jerome Ratzlaff, AIA
Julia Manglitz, AIA LEED AP
Our resident rocket scientist (with a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering and a master’s in architecture) has been published internationally. From climbing 100-foot scaffolding to public speaking, Julia does all her own architecture stunts.

Jerome Ratzlaff, AIA
Science & Technology
In a world where architects have to fill a lot of tall orders, 6’6”Jerome is highly qualified in more than one way. Organized, focused, respected—Jerome quietly leads by example.
James Reittinger   Todd Renyer, AIA
James Reittinger
Student Life
As inspired as his sock collection, James exudes passion. As a teacher, innovator, and the director of design for our Student Life studio, James elevates those around him with a spirit of what could be.

Todd Renyer, AIA
An outdoorsman at heart, Todd enjoys cultivating his patch of land and the challenge of restoring the environment to its natural state. So it’s no surprise that he digs the challenge of rehabilitating historic buildings. Just like the historic buildings he advocates for, Todd is full of character that makes the community better.

Shoptalk: Terrazzo

2015-09-30 Posted By: Patty Weaver

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


a type of 16th-century Venetian marble mosaic in which Portland cement is used as a matrix (bonding agent); composite of small fragments of colored marble or other stone, embedded irregularly in cement or resin, ground and polished for a smooth finish; ); typically used in buildings for flooring, bases, borders, wainscoting, stair treads, partitions, and other wall surfaces (Source: Arthur E. Burke, J. Ralph Dalzell and Gilbert Townsend, Architectural and Building Trades Directory, American Technical Society, 1950.)


According to the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, terrazzo was first laid in the United States by Italian craftsman in 1890 in the Vanderbilt residence in New York City. Between an influx of highly skilled Italian immigrants and the invention of the electric grinder, terrazzo became the flooring of choice throughout the United States after World War I. (Source: National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc., A Brief History of Terrazzo, accessed Sep. 23, 2015.)

The Catalogue and Design Book, published in 1951, presented five reasons to install terrazzo that still stand today.
Catalogue and Design Book Page 38(Source: The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc. and The Manufacturers Division Inc. of the N. T. & M. Association, Catalogue and Design Book, 3rd Edition, 1951, Page 38.)


Let’s see #4 in action. “Color and Deisgn—Terrazzo has a warmth and beauty. You may specifiy any design you wish—pictorial or geometric—in virtually any combination of colors.”

Terrazzo was used at the Kansas Masonic Grand Lodge to display the sqaure and compasses on the floor of the main entry hall.
Kansas Masonic Grand Lodge 2015


At Treanor’s Topeka office, Firehouse #5 built in 1935, terrazo was can be found throughout the first floor.
Treanor Topeka


The Catalogue and Design Book provided great design examples including this example of terrazzo used to advertise a product.
Treanor Topeka(Source: The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc. and The Manufacturers Division Inc. of the N. T. & M. Association, Catalogue and Design Book, 3rd Edition, 1951, Page 109.)

KHA: Spotlight Presentation by Treanor

2015-09-24 Posted By: Anne Dillon

Treanor had the unique opportunity to present in the exhibit hall at the 2015 Kansas Hospital Association Conference & Tradeshow. Rick Gannon, our Healthcare Principal, discussed an architect's perspective on the impact of Ebola (EVD) on the design of infection isolation room and Protective Environment (PE) rooms.

We have a new LEED Green Associate!

2015-09-15 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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Immediate Opening for Interior Designer in Dallas

2015-09-10 Posted By: Birgitta Reynolds
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