A Landmark Reimagined
Kutak Rock’s 1889 Omaha Building was Omaha’s very first skyscraper and, for many years, the city’s tallest building. It was one of Omaha’s first exemplars of architectural historic preservation. The imaginative vision and commitment exhibited by founding partner Robert Kutak when the firm renovated and first occupied the building in the 1970’s was both unconventional and daring. Fast forward to 2014, to accommodate Kutak’s need for increased office space and the relocation of certain departments, APMA’s interior design team reconfigured several floors to allow for additional attorney offices and an overall better flow and use of the space. In addition, the finishes of the recently remodeled space were updated to match current attorney floor finishes and layouts.
In 1997 the “Nesting Eagle” sculpture by Louis St. Gaudens was returned to its perch on the third floor, after being removed by Omaha National Bank when it took up residence in Woodman Tower in 1969.
Located on 17th and Farnam, the renovation included an atrium with new skywalks on each level, offices for various functions, conference space, a law library, public library, art gallery, fitness center, lunch room, support space, and records and storage space.
June 19, 2020
Callahan will be joining us for the summer as an interior design intern. She will be entering her senior year at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln pursuing her degree in Interior Design. Remember The Sims video game series? Well, that game provided an initial spark that ignited Callahan’s passion for interior design. When she’s not in the studio, Callahan can be found working out, cooking, dining at her favorite restaurant The Blatt, walking her dogs, or binge-watching Netflix.
June 16, 2020
Nicci is one of the interior design interns that will be joining us for the summer! She is an interior design student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who will be entering her senior year come fall of 2020. When Nicci isn’t busy laying out spaces, she enjoys time outdoors whether it be running or walking the fields at her family farm with three Australian Shepherds in-toe!
Congratulations on 30 years at APMA
June 1, 2020
For 30 years, APMA has had the pleasure of working with Martin Kluck. Martin is not only one heck of an architect, but a true friend and role model. It shows in the relationships he has built and nurtured over the years. Martin has made a lasting impression in our hearts and on the landscape of Omaha and Iowa. Congratulations, Martin!