Colonial Hotel Apartments
A Blackstone Rebirth
Originally built in 1910 and occupying a prominent corner in the popular Blackstone District adjacent to the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus, the Colonial Hotel Apartments was rehabilitated to its former glory through thoughtful intervention. The building – a former hotel – had become structurally unsound. Its restoration represents a rebirth for the landmark, adding density to the Dodge St./Farnam St. corridor, and preserving the history of this unique Omaha neighborhood.
Scope of Work
Date of Completion
The Red Lion Lounge in the basement opened at the same time as the original Colonial Apartments and was also renovated and reopened.
Photography by: Alistair Tutton & GreenSlate Management
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 email@example.com
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.