River’s Edge Pavilion
Seamlessly Blending Building and Landscape
The design of River’s Edge Pavilion sought to blur the edges between infrastructure, landscape and architecture through the sculpting of public space. Conceptualized as a ‘front porch’ for the revitalized riverfront development, the building acts as a continuation of the ribbon of the Bob Kerry pedestrian bridge that leads into the Tom Hanafan inter-state park trail system.
Council Bluffs, IA
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Date of Completion
2018 A|N Best of Design Awards, Honorable Mention in the Public Category
2018 AIA Nebraska Architectural Honor Award
“Our vision - a unique pavilion designed not only to respond to the view opportunities but also blend into the park’s world class landscape design and park features.”
— Larry Foster
Director, Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Property at City of Council Bluffs
The interior contains spaces dedicated to community events, a public-use meeting room, public restrooms and a catering kitchen along with generous outdoor spaces and patios for events and community activities.
Photography by: Corey Gaffer
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
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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!