Aksarben Senior Living
When Hospitality Impacts Health
The Aksarben Senior Living Center was designed to meet the needs of a variety of residents, from those with mobility concerns to those with cognitive impairment. The design includes settings that encourage exploration, movement and social interaction, all vital to maintaining good health and quality of life. The team combined features of a modern home with the necessary elements of an assisted care facility to create an aesthetically appealing, supportive environment that was as comfortable for visitors as it is for the residents. High contrast colors and textures including cool white walls paired with warm wood ceilings create visual interest while helping visually impaired residents.
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Honors + Awards
2016 IIDA Great Plains IDEA Award, Honor, Elevating Senior Living
Handrails, periodic touch-down spaces, and efforts to minimize distance between rooms, ensure residents with mobility concerns can move around with relative ease and independence.
Photography by: Dana Damewood & Dan Schwalm
AIA CSR Awards
September 28, 2020
At the 2020 (virtual) AIA Central States Awards The Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center picked up a Merit award in the Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse category and the jury commented: “We enjoyed the Hoff Cultural Center for its ability to abstract the new…to expose the historical.” Congrats to Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment and the entire project team!
Say It Loud
September 10, 2020
Congratulations to our own Jenny Zimmer, Jean Vacha and Megan Lutz for being featured alongside other deserving designers in this year’s Say It Loud – Beyond the Built Environment Online Exhibition. Follow the link to view the entire selection of winners!
September 3, 2020
We’re growing our team! If you are a talented architect or interior designer who wants to put people first, advance design, and build community, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
July 29, 2020
Congratulations to Swanson Elementary, which was recently honored by the IIDA Great Plains Chapter. Click the link below to see more photos and all the deserving winners!
July 28, 2020
Click on the link below to read about the innovative approach to landscaping being implemented at Millwork Commons called ‘biophilic design’. Our own Megan Lutz breaks it down.
July 23, 2020
For the continued health and safety of our clients and employees the APMA office will remain closed through October 1, 2020. Rest assured our team is focused on providing a great client experience even as we continue to work remotely during this time.