27. June 2013 10:00
Smart Outlets at Nebraska Crossing is a 350,000 SF new outlet center developed by OTB Destination LLC, located just outside of Omaha in Gretna, Nebraska.
ka provided planning and design services. The previous shopping center was leveled to make way for a racetrack configuration, which optimizes walking distances and concentrates the large collection of retailers into a compact environment.Construction progress as of June 2013
A dynamic center courtyard, combined with more intimate public spaces, create a rich variety of experiences that create a retail destination, inviting visitors to linger, dine and shop. The design evokes a modern interpretation of rural Nebraskan architecture, connecting the outlet center to its context.
The project will feature 70-plus outlet and factory stores, and is slated to open in late 2013.
26. June 2013 06:00
ka has promoted several members of the staff.
Rich Wilden – Director of Design
As Director of Design, Wilden is responsible for the firm’s strategic design focus. He previously held the title of Senior Design Architect at ka. Wilden earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kent State University, and he is active within the architectural community as Treasurer for the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Brian Bernstein – Senior Landscape Architect
Highly passionate about creating a strong sense of place within all projects, Bernstein works to enhance the spatial experience from the broadest sense to the smallest detail. He previously held the title of Landscape Architect at ka. Bernstein holds Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University.
Jim Clarke – Senior Project Architect
In his role, Clarke continues to lead a team of associates in the preparation of design and construction documents, most recently on Fashion Outlets of Chicago. He previously held the title of Project Architect at ka. Clarke is a graduate of the Boston Architectural College.
“We are excited to recognize the talents of our staff,” says John Burk, President & Chief Operating Officer. “Their talents and creativity complement our approach to architectural design and our business plan.”
2013-06-26 Promotions at ka architecture.pdf (286.73 kb)
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