The Foundation

An Inspiring Work Space for an Inspiring Philanthropic Foundation

The Foundation offices were one of the first phases in the Heartland of America Park (formerly ConAgra campus) and Missouri Riverfront master planning project in Omaha. The existing building presented a significant structural challenge, including an irregular footprint with tight, winding and poorly lit corridors. The design team also had to take into consideration the safety and comfort of multiple tenants that would occupy the space during construction. Focusing primarily on the existing double-height atrium, the design improved the space through lighting, selection of materials, and wayfinding. Opening up the existing floor plan flooded the previously dark space with light, while steel catwalks created a layered view of common areas, conference rooms and outdoor greenspace.

Project

Location
Omaha, NE

Size
55,000 SF

Scope of Work
Tenant Improvement

Date of Completion
2018

Honors + Awards
2018 AIA Nebraska Architectural Merit Award
2019 IIDA Great Plains IDEA Award – Honor Award
2019 AIA Central States – Merit Award, Interiors

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The main design feature is a monumental stair hung from the ceiling in the lobby. The delicate detailing of the stair, along with a restrained material palette, soft-backlit ceiling elements and minimal pops of color from furniture and art all work together to enhance the welcoming atmosphere of the space.

Photography by: Corey Gaffer

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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!

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We’re Hiring

September 3, 2020

We’re growing our team! If you are a talented architect or interior designer who wants to put people first, advance design, and build community, please reach out to smullins@alleypoyner.com

We’re Winners!

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!

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Biophilic Landscaping

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.

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Office Update

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.