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Contemporary on the prairie
Architect re-envisions vernacular in steel, concrete and glass

By Jodie Krafft/Special to the Journal-World
Sunday, January 16, 2005

Upon first glance, architect Dan Rockhill’s structures seem unlike any other, with their unique roofs and towers, and combinations of steel, glass and concrete. But take a closer look. It doesn’t take much imagination to see the influence of grain silos, farmhouses and industrial buildings in Rockhill’s designs. “We’re just trying to make something work with the language of Kansas,” said Rockhill, a Lawrence architect and Kansas University professor who moved to Lawrence from New York in 1980.

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