18. December 2013 10:01
View KA's December 2013 newsletter announcing Dave Bader's semi-retirement and highlighting fresh projects and media mentions. Access it here.
16. December 2013 09:19
Last month marked the grand opening of ka’s latest retail outlet project, Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna, Neb. The $112 million, 350,000 square foot outlet center was developed by OTB Destination LLC.
Situated 20 miles southwest of the city of Omaha at the convergence of I-80, Highway 6 and Highway 31, Nebraska Crossing Outlets features more than 70 tenants. 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 outlet center is designed to optimize walking distances for shoppers, concentrating the large collection of retailers into a compact environment. ka provided Planning and Design Architect services, collaborating with Avant Architects of Omaha as the Executive Architect.
2013-12-16 Nebraska Crossing Outlets Grand Opening.pdf (250.26 kb)
13. December 2013 11:07
ka presented more specifics on the Brookfield Square expansion at a Planning Commission meeting this week in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The shopping center is developed and owned by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
CBL plans to finish construction and bring in tenants for the first phase, consisting of six stores opening on the east side of Sears Department Store, before the end of 2014 for an opening in spring of 2015. ka is providing full architectural services on the retail project.
"It's great to be back in front of this group picking up on the momentum we started in 2005," said Craig Wasserman, executive vice president of KA Inc. Architecture, referencing previous expansions beginning with Brookfield Square and other buildings around the mall. "We always imagined Sears and Boston Store would help continue the story for the face on Moorland and now we're here presenting that concept."
Read the full article online and learn more about ka's prior work at Brookfield Square.
12. December 2013 06:00
With more than 41 total years of experience in his career and after 24 years of service at KA Architecture, we are sad to announce that David H. Bader has stepped down from his position on the Board of Directors and as the Director of Landscape Architecture for his semi-retirement.
David joined Keeva J. Kekst Architects in 1989 as the head of the firm’s “First Look Department.” With a focus on initial site planning and building area studies, David became an invaluable part of the development process for KA’s clients. Within a matter of days or even hours, David’s group could provide valuable information to the client regarding the ability to develop a potential parcel of land, before they had to secure it. David later became a shareholder of the company and in 1991, David was selected to serve on the Board of Directors, a position he held until his retirement. David spent his career imparting his knowledge and wisdom to the KA staff. David will continue his working relationship with KA as a consultant to the firm.
Congratulations David from the staff at KA Architecture!