Category Archives: Architecture

Schemmer’s Design Wins State of Iowa Peace Officers K9 Memorial Contest

Iowa K9 Memorial Contest Schemmer's design was selected for The Iowa Law Enforcement K9 Memorial Contest located on the State Capitol Grounds near the current Peace Officer Memorial in Des Moines, Iowa. The memorial will: Recognize K9's that were killed or died in the line of duty Represent the dedication and commitment of all K9's…
Read more

A journey of a thousand miles begins at one’s feet

A journey of a thousand miles begins at one’s feet – Chinese Proverb Schemmer's Geographic Reach What started as a local, two-man land development engineering and surveying firm six decades ago has grown to a company of more than 100 talented professionals providing: architecture; engineering; and construction field services across thousands of miles in the…
Read more

Alliance Cemetery Committal Shelter Groundbreaking

Alliance Cemetery Committal Shelter Wind Protection Groundbreaking On May 27, 2019, the Alliance State Veterans Cemetery held its Memorial Day ceremony and also broke ground on the Committal Shelter Wind Protection project designed by Schemmer. More than 200 people attended the ceremony and groundbreaking. The Cemetery received a $140,000 donation at the event from Veterans…
Read more

Biomechanics Research Building Addition

Construction crews are hard at work on the University of Nebraska – Omaha (UNO) campus to bring the Biomechanics Research Building Addition to fruition. The Biomechanics Research Building is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated solely to this area of study where faculty and students are at the forefront of cutting-edge biomechanics research. Biomechanics Research Building Addition…
Read more

Architectural Design Process

Our industry has been around for a long time, and with that has come some standards for how we practice. Although technology and codes lead to occasional changes, the general principles stay the same. The most important thing to understand is that getting a project designed and built is a process, it takes time. Decisions…
Read more

Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.

Logos are a part of our everyday life, on a t-shirt, a TV commercial and signs as you drive through town. They can be big, small, colorful, simple or bold. All have their own unique attributes, but they are everywhere. Many of them often include taglines such as "Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.," but…
Read more

BIM the Future of Architectural Engineering

Building Information Modeling (BIM), is slowly starting to gain acceptance as the new standard for architectural engineers of the future. More firms are moving away from the tradition CAD models to BIM. This is due to computational design tools that provide engineers with the ability to access and manage large data sets as the building…
Read more

Schemmer’s Michael Sinclair, AIA, Attends Grassroots 2019

Schemmer's Michael Sinclair, AIA, attended the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) annual Grassroots leadership conference in Washington, D.C., to accept an award for AIA Nebraska achieving 100 years as a chapter. Sara Kay, AIA Nebraska Executive Director and Sinclair, AIA Nebraska President-Elect, received the award on behalf of the chapter. Grassroots 2019 united architects and chapter leaders…
Read more

OPERATE: Using Less to Gain More

Being comfortable can be expensive with a system that doesn’t work right. We help you optimize the performance of complex buildings by using less (resources, time, energy) to gain more (satisfaction, income, pride). By using less, we save you money and create a more comfortable environment. Schemmer is committed to the built environment. Our experts…
Read more