Omaha Northwest High Magnet School

Omaha, Nebraska

  • FIRM

    Bond Architects, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    Omaha Public Schools

  • AREA

    9,750 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $2,300,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    12/2017

This renovation and addition sought to breathe new life into an existing school environment. It consists of two additions: a 9,750-square-foot multipurpose physical education space (with a training room and concessions area) as well as a new lobby and commons. Miscellaneous improvements also were completed throughout the school.
The new lobby façade, with its strong ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$235.00FEATURED IN2018 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas of splayed exterior walls anchored by a tall glass clerestory, creates a welcoming beacon, an invitation to learning and growth. This façade, atop a long hillside lawn, creates a bold new public entry.
Inside, the light-filled gallery leads to an existing spiral staircase that has been reinvigorated with light and color. Offices have been relocated into flanking suites. The entry hall brings emphasis to a circulation crossing that has been expanded and activated with vibrant seating niches and display cases; the result is a stimulating new “heart” for the school.
This new lobby has become the focal point for students to congregate before and after classes to study or meet with friends.