Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum
From Literary Art to Contemporary Art
A small-town Carnegie library that once inspired a love of reading now stimulates a love of modern art thanks to a new wave of patronage. The Duncan Family, whose modern art collection ranks among the 50 best in the nation, selected APMA to help transform the former library into a gracious backdrop for their collection. The Duncans reignited Carnegie’s philanthropic vision by restoring the structure and opening it to the community.
Scope of Work
Renovation + National Register Nomination
Date of Completion
Honors + Awards
2015 Excellence in Historic Preservation Efforts in the Adaptive Reuse Category, Preservation Iowa
To maintain the buildings exterior while providing accessibility for patrons and artwork, an elevator was placed in the center of the reading room and community spaces to appear as an object within the room, using it as backdrop for the art and allowing the historic spaces to continue to flow around it.
Hooray for Hoff Family Center
October 21, 2021
The Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center was honored with a Preservation at its Best Award for the restoration of the Harvester II Building this summer. The award for Best Community Effort was presented during a virtual ceremony at the Preserve Iowa Summit. Congrats!
Joslyn Art Museum Breaks Ground!
July 28, 2021
The expansion and site redesign of the Joslyn Art Museum has officially begun! Developed in partnership with with Norway-based architects, Snøhetta the project seeks to add new gallery space, public gardens, and outdoor spaces as well as restore and modernize existing office spaces in the Joslyn Memorial building.
June 16, 2021
We’re growing our team! If you are a talented project architect/manager who wants to put people first, advance design, and build community, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
June 16, 2021
Welcome to new APMA-ers Morgan, Nicci, and Taylor! Hop on over to our people page to learn more about them.
Say It Loud
March 16, 2021
Congratulations to our own Chandler Sanders and Audrey Buckley 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!
AIA NE Award
November 19, 2020
Congratulations to Swanson Elementary School – celebrated with an Architecture Honor Award in this year’s AIA Nebraska Awards program!