Locally Inspired Design and Food
Stirnella, a refined gastro pub, “…serves approachable food inspired by local and seasonal ingredients.” The design team renovated a former Firestone Tire Showroom and Machine Garage in a historic district. Finished concrete floors and exposed brick pair with wooden tables made from railcars of the old Omaha streetcar, providing a nod to history. Lighting demarcates various areas, and finishes (including green subway tile, quilted leather barstools, etc.) illustrate modern interpretations of classic elements.
Paintings of native animals by a local artist adorn the walls, while antique pieces (unearthed from the lead designer’s basement) help identify the hostess station and add character. Unique to the design was an all-season dining patio that also serves as a code-required vestibule. In nice weather garage doors open to the vibrant and bustling neighborhood outside.
Photography by: Dana Damewood
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!