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  • Architects: TACK architects
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Lead Architects: Jeff Dolezal, Rebecca Harding, Chris Houston
  • Other Participants: KSI Construction, Morrissey Engineering
  • Area: 9500.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Tom Kessler

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Text description provided by the architects. Just off Historic Benson’s main business strip in Omaha, Nebraska sat a 70-year-old building stained with oil and grease. Originally built as an auto body repair shop, the derelict warehouse sat vacant for many years.


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Floor plan

Floor plan

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TACKarchitects purchased the building after growing for six years in a startup incubator space in Omaha’s North Downtown. The architects acted as owner, architect, and developer, moving their practice into the structure along with two additional tenants.


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Axonometry 03

Axonometry 03

TACKarchitects brings a professional office hub to what is largely an entertainment-centric commercial district, consisting of breweries, beer gardens, restaurants, and art galleries. The move not only displays maturation and growth of the firm, but also demonstrates a strong stride for revitalizing a historic neighborhood.


Axonometry 08

Axonometry 08

The restoration and design of the building is achieved through minimal adaptations of the existing structure. All the unnecessary elements from the building were removed so that the existing structure could be restored with a corn cob blaster. The design decisions resulted in a contemporary space that references the industrial programs of the building’s historic past.


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