Friday, April 15, 2016 – Omaha, Nebraska – Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture (APMA) has welcomed a new shareholder to its group of employee owners. Architect Megan Lutz joins Principals Michael Alley and Albert Macchietto and the original 10 shareholders appointed in 2015, becoming part-owner of the 52-person architecture, interior design and construction administration firm located in North Downtown Omaha.
Megan joined APMA in 2010. As a Fulbright Scholar conducting research in Denmark, Megan’s study of urban spaces has helped shape her work on myriad projects. Currently she is leading the work on a multitude of projects, including The Highlander development in North Omaha with 75 North, and the Fair Deal Micro Retail and Artist Residency project with the Omaha Economic Development Corporation. Megan’s attention to detail and technical skills coupled with her artistic eye makes her a valuable asset to the firm and its clients.
“Megan is an exceptionally skilled architect and brings a highly organized, creative and detailed approach to her work,” said Principal Albert Macchietto. “A confident leader, thoughtful mentor, and excellent partner to our clients, Megan was a natural choice when we decided to grow our shareholder group.”
In addition to welcoming a new shareholder, APMA is celebrating architect Adam Andrews being recognized with the 2016 Young Alumni Award by the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Architecture Friends Association (CAFA). This prestigious award recognizes alumni who demonstrate “exceptional professional achievements in their chosen field, exceptional service to the profession, exceptional community service, and exceptional service in support of the advancement and continued excellence of the UNL College of Architecture.”
Adam, who joined APMA in 2014, is a leader and advocate for design within the firm. He is an asset to his clients and teammates, particularly as it relates to more sensitive mixed-use urban infill projects for which he has a keen eye. Adam is a vocal advocate for the adaptive reuse of some of Nebraska’s most architecturally-significant buildings and sits on the Board of Directors for Restoration Exchange Omaha. He has volunteered for Americorps as a project manager for the GreenTown sustainability initiative in Greensburg, Kansas and is also the recipient of an AIA People’s Choice Award - Emerging Professionals in Unbuilt, a ASLA Student Honor Award and a W. Cecil Steward Sustainable Architecture Scholarship..
“Adam is a huge asset to our firm and our industry,” said Michael Alley, principal - APMA. “Even at this early point in his career he has differentiated himself as a change-maker and visionary who pushes us all to strive for better.”