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.
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!
November 20, 2020
Welcome to new APMA-ers Adam and Savannah! Adam is the third Adam in our office, but we only have one Savannah…so far. Hop on over to our people page to learn more about them.
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!
Tiny Home Village
October 16, 2020
APMA, Arch Icon Developement and the Siena Francis House are working together on the first tiny home village in Omaha! 50 units will soon rise near 16th and Charles Street.
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!