A Century of Sustainability
Built in 1917 as Omaha’s only example of Jacobethan Revival Architecture, The Margaret is a historic landmark built in what was once a streetcar neighborhood. The area had since become run down, and the Omaha Economic Development Corporation (OEDC) took over The Margaret in the hopes of reviving the building and providing low income housing for the community. OEDC approached APMA because of the firm’s extensive experience with adaptive reuse and historic preservation, coupled with its commitment to sustainable design.
The three-story building includes a total of 16 residential units with a mix of one, two and three bedroom residences to appeal to a variety of tenants. The building is now heated and cooled via ground-source (geothermal) heat pumps. New insulated glass window help regulate temperatures while blending into the building’s unique façade, while each unit’s original balconies now open to a rear “light court” providing added daylight, ventilation and air circulation.
The client’s goals were to maintain historic character and integrity while incorporating sustainable design elements that blended with the existing architecture, making it more efficient and affordable. The team also had to address issues caused by age and neglect, including adding mechanical, electrical and trash removal systems, and incorporating ADA accessibility.
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!