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CLIENTApplied Underwriters, Inc.

SERVICESMaster Planning, New Construction, Interiors

LOCATIONOmaha, NE

SIZE440,000 sq ft + 1,941 sq ft below-grade parking

STATUSIn Progress

The new campus nestles into the rolling landscape, with discreet ground level entrances to the below-grade parking. The four wings of the building converge at a grand connecting stair within an all glass atrium, which feeds natural light into adjacent work areas as well as below-grade parking levels. The campus will feature the world’s largest installation of electrochromic glass, which automatically tints to minimize heat gain and control glare while preserving unobstructed floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding landscape.

Expansive office wings organized around a central atrium
Expansive office wings organized around a central atrium
Exterior terraces engage the landscape
Exterior terraces engage the landscape
Custom large format glazing at central atrium
Custom large format glazing at central atrium

The building will be constructed over several phases. Phase One includes two wings, totaling 270,000 sq ft. The project is part of the 500-acre Heartland Preserve Development, which will feature housing, retail space, restaurants, hotel rooms, and entertainment.

As part of our design process, we conducted extensive research into the manufacturing, specification, and installation of electrochromic glass. To learn more, read our technical paper: Specifying Electrochromic Glass, Opportunities and Challenges: An Architect's Perspective.

Illustrative master plan for Heartland Preserve Development (Credit: Lamp Rynearson)
Illustrative master plan for Heartland Preserve Development (Credit: Lamp Rynearson)
Phase One construction progress as of September 2020
Phase One construction progress as of September 2020