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Omaha North
High Magnet
School —
Engineering,
Science &
Technology

Client
Omaha Public Schools
Location
Omaha, NE
Completion date
August 2010

This addition is a 4-story infill between two wings of a 1922 inner city school. The addition boosts a new image for the school, housing a magnet school program in biology, media technology and engineering. 

The engineering program uses the addition itself 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. 

Awards
Gold Award in Educational Environment
IIDA Interior Design Excellence Awards
2012
Excellence in Design New Construction Honor Award
AIA Nebraska Chapter
2010
Award of Excellence, Bronze — Environmental Graphics
AIGA Nebraska
2010