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.
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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
AIA CSR Awards
September 28, 2020
At the 2020 (virtual) AIA Central States Awards The Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center picked up a Merit award in the Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse category and the jury commented: “We enjoyed the Hoff Cultural Center for its ability to abstract the new…to expose the historical.” Congrats to Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment and the entire project team!
Say It Loud
September 10, 2020
Congratulations to our own Jenny Zimmer, Jean Vacha and Megan Lutz 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!
September 3, 2020
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July 29, 2020
Congratulations to Swanson Elementary, which was recently honored by the IIDA Great Plains Chapter. Click the link below to see more photos and all the deserving winners!
July 28, 2020
Click on the link below to read about the innovative approach to landscaping being implemented at Millwork Commons called ‘biophilic design’. Our own Megan Lutz breaks it down.
July 23, 2020
For the continued health and safety of our clients and employees the APMA office will remain closed through October 1, 2020. Rest assured our team is focused on providing a great client experience even as we continue to work remotely during this time.