Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center
An Ensemble Facility
APMA worked with the Iowa West Foundation and Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment (PACE) to design the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center, a world-class facility that features the 282-seat Schlott Performing Arts Theater and a multi-use facility with artist studio space, exhibit areas, classrooms, rehearsal space, and more. This complex serves as a permanent home to Chanticleer Community Theater and the Kanesville Symphony Orchestra, as well as administrative offices and rehearsal space for the American Midwest Ballet and the Kitchen Council, a food startup incubator.
Council Bluffs, IA
Scope of Work
New Construction + Renovation
Date of Completion
Awards + Honors
2020 AIA Central States Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse
2021 Preservation Iowa’s Best Community Effort
Originally built in 1894 by the Chicago-based McCormick Harvesting Machine Company the building was used as a branch house and dealership for the company's products. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
The former dock now serves as outdoor patio space for events and gatherings.
Photography by William Hess Photography
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 email@example.com
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!