High Praise for Detail

High Praise for Detail

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Our design for the Farm Credit Services of America Corporate Office expansion has won a 2012 AIA Nebraska Honor Award for Detail, recognizing our use of light and brick to create unique effects on the building's facade.

"This project takes the predominant building material in this part of the world and really gives it life. Uses Nebraska light and almost makes it shimmer. It is simultaneously subtle yet strong," the jury noted.

The brick abstractly represents wind blowing through a wheat field. Two brick colors set at varying depths and orientation achieve this effect, providing an ever-changing pattern of shadows throughout the day over an abstract topography of fields. At certain times, the shadows create large circular forms, which reference the irrigation system pivot tracks unique to an aerial view of the agricultural landscape.

The building, located in Omaha, opened in late 2011.