An Uncommon Food Hall
The project was designed to be an upscale take on the typical mall food court. Nine different dining concepts, ranging from ramen to kabobs to a full-service bar, each boast their own unique design and are set around a central hall marked with a large fireplace and comfortable lounge seating. Various seating options (high top, traditional tables and banquet seating) allow for flexibility and comfort for group and individual diners. To compliment the high ceilings and add warmth to the space, the team used 16,000 lineal feet of wood reclaimed from Nebraska and Iowa barns to create paneling and tables that were juxtaposed against the more industrial look of subway tile, concrete floors and exposed lighting.
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The design creates the ideal backdrop for the unique brand identities of each restaurant (including the taco restaurant’s Airstream trailer painted with yellow letters, and the ramen spot’s red penny-tile walls and hanging lantern). Ping pong and foosball tables complete the scene, making the location a groundbreaking fun and fulfilling dining experience for all ages and taste buds.
Photography by: Thomas Kessler
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.