Sunday, August 2, 2009

Lake Lenexa Dam Spillway - Joel Marquardt

Joel Marquardt of Gastinger Walker Hardin Architects was one of the architects who designed the award-winning, and very interesting, Lake Lenexa Dam and Spillway. Joel shared the artistic interpretation of the various elements of the spillway and the history of the design.
The spillway has won design awards from the American Concrete Institute (Technical Innovations Award, 2006), the American City and County Crown Community Award for Black Hoof Park in 2006, the American Public Works Association (Kansas City Chapter 2007 Project of the Year), 2007 Kansas Engineering Excellence Award (with Black & Veatch), the American Council of Engineering Companies, the National League of Cities (Gold Winner for the Rain to Recreation program in 2007), and 2009 Project of the Year from the US Society of Dams. Listen to the podcast.

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