Historic Mail Facility Gets a New Life
Tasked with renovating the 17,000+SF early-1900s Burlington Railroad Mail Terminal space into the headquarters of Boyd Jones Construction, the design team worked to marry a modern, clean aesthetic into the historically significant building. The overall space plan capitalized on the large original floorplates and the triangular shape of the building to create an open and airy office ripe for collaboration and flexible for future growth. Oversized windows offer spectacular views of downtown while flooding the office with natural light.
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Original elements – such as exposed brick walls and the existing historic pavers left in place throughout the space – were paired with burnished end grain wood block flooring to replicate the original. These original details are juxtaposed against modern furniture and fixtures in a neutral palette that allows the company’s personality to stand out against a simple backdrop.
Photography by: Dana Damewood
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
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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.