Category Archives: Architecture

Sustainability and the Architect

Sustainability and the Architect’s Role For Schemmer, sustainability is more than a recent buzzword; it is a theoretical concept and an inevitable phenomenon. Now more than ever we (the world’s population) are aware of the environmental impact our decisions have. Designers are called…
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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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History of Women In Architecture

In 2011, the fashion icon, Barbie, added architect to her resume as part of Mattel’s Barbie® I Can Be™ series. The doll came with a drawing tube, a model of the Dream House, and hardhat. She was accessorized with a pink bangle bracelet and black framed glasses. She wore the cliché, albeit accurate, black booties…
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Schemmer’s Josh Murphy, BPAC, Discusses Generative Design in MBJ

Schemmer’s Josh Murphy, BPAC, Featured in Midlands Business Journal Schemmer’s Josh Murphy, BPAC, BIM (Building Information Modeling)/CADD Manager, Associate, was quoted in the February 26, 2021 issue of the Midlands Business Journal in the Engineering Profession section. The article, "The projects that keep engineers busy remain as new approaches emerge," focused on the adoption of…
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Throwback Thursday – Expanding Geographic Reach

Throwback Thursday – Expanding Geographic Reach In 1970, Schemmer expanded its geographic reach into Iowa to meet new opportunities. A quad cities engineering and surveying firm was purchased, and Schemmer sent a civil engineer and surveyor to Davenport, Iowa to run the firm’s first branch office. One of our first major clients in the Quad…
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Facility Assessments: A Knowledge-Based Solution

Schemmer's Facility Assessments: A Knowledge-Based Solution Knowing the effectiveness and safety of your facility is important for various reasons. Schemmer's Facility Assessments can help you optimize and maintain the physical condition and value of your building, develop capital budgets and prioritize short-term and long-term investments. Prioritizing Future Investments for Your Building A facility assessment typically…
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Throwback Thursday – Schemmer’s 1968 Office, Bel Air Plaza

Throwback Thursday – Schemmer’s 1968 Office, Bel Air Plaza In 1968, Schemmer, which was known back then as Gollehon, Schemmer and Associates, Inc., designed an office building in a new shopping center called Bel Air Plaza at 120th and West Center Road in Omaha, Neb. The firm designed a building at the west end of…
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Schemmer’s Construction Field Services

Schemmer's Construction Field Services: Build with Confidence! Schemmer's Construction field services covers a wide variety of construction phase activities. Central to these activities is quality control management. Construction site quality control management involves trained professionals validating the work in place, conforms with construction documents. Without proper quality control management, a project might not be built…
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