Please join us for an art-filled evening with local artist, Gerard Pefung + CO LAB Open Studios! RSVP by Monday the 26th to Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Last night marked an evening of gorgeous handcrafted furniture, friends and fun! Our featured artist for the next few months is Todd McCollister of Long Grain Furniture. Todd is an Omaha local who creates works of art with wood (no nails!). His work will be displayed, available for purchase, in our lobby for the next few months, so please swing on down to take a look!
For your enjoyment, photos from Todd's opening last night in our lobby! Thanks to all who could make it out.
*photo credits: egiannangelo
APMA's dedication is:
Put People First.
We do that in myriad ways; be it through our work with some of Omaha's most dynamic non-profits, our efforts to reimagine uses for the most challenging buildings, or how we work to create a sense of family and community within our own walls.
Last week APMA hosted Spirit Day to celebrate what makes us unique while also demonstrating our commitment to the community around us. Here's how we celebrated:
To learn more about 24 Hours of Impact and find out how you can give back, visit 24hoursofimpact.com.
At an award ceremony held last night at Gallery 1516, APMA took home four prestigious design awards that celebrated two of the firm's most exciting cultural projects:
The Union for Contemporary Art took home three awards:
2017 AIA Central States Honor Award
2017 AIA Nebraska Merit Award
2017 AIA Nebraska Architectural People's Choice Award
The Assemblage Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska also won a 2017 AIA Nebraska Merit Award.
Congratulations to the design teams, clients and partners for this well-deserved recognition!
Our own Michael Alley recently spoke at Omaha's ICAN 7x7x7 Meet Up. Watch the video to see his thoughts on how to cultivate a creative culture.
We are thrilled to be recognized by Downtown Omaha Inc. at its annual gala this year. Our work on the Downtown Residence Inn by Marriott was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award: Architectural Planning/Adaptive Reuse/Restoration.
We are thrilled to welcome two new team members to our ranks!
DIANE SUNDE - Construction Administration
Diane joined APMA’s Construction Administration (CA) team in 2016, bringing her detailed planning skills to the multifaceted practice group. Prior to joining APMA, Diane worked for the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she coordinated several construction projects, archived architectural records, assisted with procurement efforts, and helped institute office move policies, wayfinding guidelines, and signage. At APMA Diane helps provide quality control on various CA projects, managing the multitude of deadlines and deliverables to help keep projects on time and on budget.
NAOMI SMITH - Administration
Naomi joined APMA in 2016 and brings an diverse portfolio of experience in administration, operations and marketing. With a degree in accounting and a background in graphic design and executive support, Naomi brings a creative and fresh approach to her role supporting the administrative and design teams. Her cheerful, can-do attitude and willingness to tackle any project that comes her way makes Naomi an asset to APMA and its clients.
Two of our architects earned the coveted 2016 AIA Emerging Architect award for their design of the Westwood Park sign in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The sign consists of 100 cubic feet of cast-in-place concrete, 100 linear feet of steel framing, and 40 square feet of perforated metal panels. Click here to read more about it!
We are so proud of APMA Co-Founder Perry Poyner who was recognized with the prestigious AIA Cunningham Gold Medal Award! Click here to read the Omaha World Herald article about this well-deserved accomplishment.
To quote fellow firm leaders Michael Alley and Albert Macchietto: “Perry’s work has changed the physical and social landscape of his adopted hometown of Omaha. His belief in the ability of architecture to alter the lives of the most underserved has been the guiding force behind his professional career and personal life. This inspired notion has also infused the careers of the dozens of young architects and students Perry mentored over his 27-year career with Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture, the firm he helped found in 1987.”
We’re excited to welcome three new team members to the Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture family!
With more than 15 years of experience as a studio leader, planner, designer and project manager, Lisa Bell joined APMA in 2016. Lisa’s experience runs the gamut from the design of retail outlets and commercial centers, to an extensive portfolio in the areas of senior living and healthcare, higher education, and religious institutions. An AIA Nebraska Associate Board Member, Lisa brings a broad perspective, diverse aesthetic, and a wealth of relationships to her work at APMA.
Brian is interested in how the architecture, engineering and construction industries are evolving and how a rapidly changing technological landscape can influence the design process. His focus on building technology, tectonics, details of construction, and space planning make him an asset to the various project teams he supports. Brian comes to APMA with more than a decade of architectural software knowledge and skills which allows him to quickly provided technical support and quality assurance on the highly detailed construction documents produced for the firm's clients.
Audrey Buckley joined APMA from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2016. At UNO Audrey was responsible for the execution of several high-impact projects, including renovations of the Peter Kiewit Institute, Roskens Hall (College of Education), and HPER Building (Health, Physical Education and Recreation building that includes health clinics). Her diverse portfolio, accumulated over 30 years in the industry, and distinct understanding of the client’s perspective makes Audrey a strong addition to the firm’s project teams.