Omaha North High Magnet School - Engineering, Science & Technology Addition

Omaha, NE

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Architecture Overview:

The addition is a 4-story infill between two wings of a 1922 inner city school. It will be used for their magnet school program in biology, media technology and engineering and is intended to help provide a new image for the school. Engineering will use the addition as a teaching element, with all of the building’s systems exposed by design. Classrooms are visually open for both security of the occupants and to exhibit the activities within. Features include a 2-story greenhouse for biology which opens onto a green roof, a green room for video production with support rooms for sound recording and digital editing, and new practice facilities for the wrestling program.

Interior Design Overview:

Sustainability Overview:

This project is the Omaha Public School's first LEED certified project and the first LEED for Schools certified project in the state of Nebraska. Sustainable strategies focused on energy efficiency, acoustics, day lighting, building as a learning tool, and the responsible use of materials.

  • CLIENT: Omaha Public Schools
  • COMPLETE: August 2010
    • AIA Nebraska Chapter - Excellence in Design New Construction Honor Award - 2010
    • AIGA Nebraska - Award of Excellence, Bronze - Environmental Graphics - 2010
    • IIDA Interior Design Excellence Awards - Gold Award in Educational Environment - 2012
  • SUSTAINABLE: Certified LEED for Schools v3.0 - Silver
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