Sunny Slope Elementary
We Heart Public Schools
APMA partnered with BLDD on the 58,019 SF renovation and 14,995 SF, 10-classroom addition to Sunny Slope Elementary, part of Omaha Public Schools. The existing 1972 building was designed as an open plan school. The new design eliminated the open plan and updated building systems in order to create a more efficient facility that addressed growth needs, including safety and security issues. The team worked closely with the stakeholders and project management team to minimize the impact on the educational process while completing the job on schedule. APMA and the Educational Specification teams met regularly to confirm the community and school’s understanding of the scope of work. The team conducted surveys of teachers and students, hosted tours of exemplar schools, and held workshops to uncover aspirations and needs related to the design.
Scope of Work
Date of Completion
The original one-room school house, known as District 16 of Douglas County, was erected in the 1890's and later moved to land on 108th St where a new building was built in 1954. The school then moved into it's new building in the 1970's.
Photography by APMA Erin Giannangelo
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!