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History of the Profession | Architect as Master Builder

From the early days of man, we have been a species that builds. Habitats provide shelter, security and a sense of place. The need for dwellings prompted the need for technology and people to build them. Essentially, early structures were just strategic piles of materials. Over time, as cultures…
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10 Things Architecture Graduates Should Know

After the pomp and circumstance of graduation fades, the time comes for Architecture Graduates to enter the profession of careered adulthood. While architecture classes teach systems and the design process, there are several skills that are left out. 10 Things Architecture Graduates Should Know This list is not exclusive to architecture nor is it exhaustive; I…
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Throwback Thursday – Market Diversification

Market Diversification In 1974, following the energy crisis and resulting recession that affected the entire country, Schemmer embarked on market diversification to provide services for new markets. The firm took on the following projects: Plaza 108 Shopping Center | Omaha, Neb. Leonard Wood | Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Commercial Federal Savings and Loan | Omaha,…
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Engineering for Learning Environments

"Is any built environment more important than learning environments? We could argue that hospitals, churches and homes all have their important place in society, but schools are key, and have unique engineering design requirements. Ventilation, acoustics and lighting need to be considered from the perspective of the teacher and student. Oxygen for an active brain…
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Sioux Falls Community Triage Center Project Profile

Sioux Falls Community Triage Center Schemmer (formerly MSH Architects) was tasked by Minnehaha County, the City of Sioux Falls and the local hospital systems to design a Community Triage Center for individuals with a mental health or substance abuse crisis. Within the confines of the first floor of…
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Bridge Inspection Using Drone Technology

Bridge inspection using drone technology has been heralded as the next big thing. Using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, to perform inspections on bridges will reduce costs and minimize risks to the inspectors. Bridge inspection using drone technology Schemmer uses drones to aid the inspection of bridges where it serves to provide safety…
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Bryce Johnson – Schemmer’s Multifaceted Mechanical Engineer

Schemmer’s Bryce Johnson, PE, LEED AP, QCxP, wears many hats. Mechanical Engineer - Bryce Johnson specializes in the design, specification, and operational characteristics of HVAC, plumbing and fire suppression systems. The physics of fluid flow, heat transfer and combustion is widely used in mechanical engineering consulting. Family Man – Bryce is married to an amazing…
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Midwest DCM’s Flex Industrial Warehouse Groundbreaking

Midwest DCM’s Flex Industrial Warehouse Groundbreaking Schemmer’s Dan Kerns, AIA, Commercial Market Leader, Manager of Architects and Senior Project Manager, was on hand for Midwest DCM’s 55,000 SF flex industrial warehouse groundbreaking in La Vista, Neb. Project representatives from Midwest DCM, CymSTAR, La Vista’s Mayor, Sarpy County Economic Development, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and…
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Spotlight – Des Moines Pride and Iowa Projects

Spotlight – Des Moines Pride and Iowa Projects A handful of our Schemmer employees are proud to call Des Moines, Iowa, home. Their architectural design expertise shines through on our Iowa projects, including the ones featured below. The team also has a love for the city and alma mater runs deep. From the gilded gold…
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