Category Archives: Architecture

Children’s Square U.S.A. Academic Center & Residential Treatment Unit Dedication

  Schemmer Attends Children’s Square U.S.A. Academic Center & Residential Treatment Unit Dedication Schemmer’s Pat Birch, AIA, LEED AP, and Kelli Walling attended the dedication and celebration of the completion of the Children's Square U.S.A. Academic Center and Residential Treatment Unit in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The projects were both funded…
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Now is the Time to Become an Architect

As a child did you ever find yourself building skyscrapers with Legos? Or constructing buildings with Lincoln Logs? Maybe you were fascinated with the way certain structures looked. Did you notice the originality of a specific building that stood out from the rest? Did you ever stop and wonder, who was the mastermind that dreamed…
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What is a Facility Assessment?

What is a facility assessment? A facility assessment looks at each part of a building's infrastructure and records information regarding system condition, code deficiencies and functional effectiveness. It could be compared to an inventory - a list of what a facility has and what it needs in order to function on a daily basis. It…
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USGBC Celebrates 25 Years and Next Generation of LEED

For over two decades the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED certification has continuously evolved worldwide. According to USGBC, green building has grown into a trillion-dollar industry, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) has become the most widely used program of its kind in the world. More than 2.2 million square feet is…
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UNO’s Biomechanics Research Building Addition Ribbon Cutting

Schemmer Attends UNO's Biomechanics Research Building Addition Ribbon Cutting Schemmer’s Pat Birch, AIA, LEED AP, and Michael Sinclair, AIA, attended the ribbon cutting for UNO's Biomechanics Research Building Addition on Tuesday, October 22. Schemmer designed the new 30,760 SF the addition, more than doubling the space. Spaces in the addition include: laboratories, instructional space, offices,…
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Schemmer’s Molly Macklin Leads CSI Tour of Columbian Elementary

On Monday, October 7, 2019, Schemmer's Molly Macklin, AIA, led a tour of the new 69,000 SF, state of the art, National Blue Ribbon winner Omaha Public Schools' Columbian Elementary School for the Nebraska Chapter Construction Specification Institute, Inc. (CSI Nebraska). Molly Macklin Leads CSI Tour of Columbian Elementary Attendees learned how the community, students…
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Nebraskan Student Union Project Spotlight

Project Spotlight: Nebraskan Student Union | University of Nebraska - Kearney Schemmer was retained to revitalize all major student spaces of the ground level and second level lobby and upgrade interior finishes in primary circulation spaces of the Nebraskan Student Union project. The new design: refreshes the main entry provides a more prominent welcome desk…
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Iowa West Pickleball Club Ribbon Cutting

Schemmer attended the Iowa West Field House Pickleball Club Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 25th.This project was a 16,000 SF tenant improvement project for the Iowa West Foundation in previously vacant bays of the Iowa West Fieldhouse in Council Bluffs. The existing facility already houses several basketball and volleyball courts. This project transformed the…
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Schemmer Celebrates 60 Years

Early founder Gene Gollehon started a civil engineering and surveying firm in 1958. In 1959, Jim Schemmer joined him to form Gollehon & Schemmer Inc. A  black Volkswagen "Bug" served as the firm's first survey vehicle. When Gene Gollehon left the firm in 1977, the name was…
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