A New Vision for North Omaha
Built on the former site of Pleasantview Homes, a 300-unit public housing site in North Omaha, Highlander has been a catalyst for revitalization of this historically under-served neighborhood. The new development sits on 23 acres straddling 30th Street, a major north-south corridor. In the 1970’s a large portion of the neighborhood was demolished to construct Highway 75. Since 2014 Seventy Five North Revitalization Corp. and its partners have constructed 101 mixed-income housing units in a modern, contextually-urban neighborhood in an effort to reverse the effects of this disinvestment. Focused on supporting extended families and children, phase one included a multifamily courtyard apartment building, townhomes, and multi-generational housing, providing a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units.
Seventy Five North and APMA worked with Purpose Built Communities which is a non-profit that works with local leaders to implement a holistic approach to revitalizing distressed neighborhoods.
Highlander’s multi-generational housing is designed to accommodate families with aging parents, older children or extended members by providing a ground floor, self-contained living unit within the larger residence, affording occupants their privacy. Large windows and street-facing living spaces ensure that children playing in the front yard or street can be easily supervised. These ground floor living units also provide opportunities for small businesses and live/work arrangements.
Across the street the townhomes provide a "standalone" two-story living option, each with a large front porch to encourage community building and create an active neighborhood. The main level of the courtyard building hosts the leasing office, various community spaces, and 1- and 2-bedroom units above. A small outdoor pool adjacent to the building provides entertainment for the whole neighborhood.
Linear Park Concepts - Courtesy of TEN x TEN
Photography by: Alistair Tutton
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!