How two small KC firms ended up on a $1.6B project in Dubai [PHOTOS]

Two Kansas City landscape architecture firms faced stiff competition to design the outdoor features for The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences upscale development in Dubai. But about an hour after their meeting with Kerzner International, they received a call that they landed the job. SKS Studio and 40North began working on the project in 2014, and the $1.6 billion development is now under construction. It's slated to open in 2019 and targets the "cream-of-the-crop travelers," SKS President and…
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