First National Bank Omaha Tower Renovation
1 million GSF
The Tower at First National Center was built to accommodate the First National Bank of Omaha offices in the heart of downtown. To create a more collaborative and healthy office environment for employees to return to work, our team designed new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology systems to renovate specific floors of the 45-story building.
- Pursuing WELL Certified Platinum on Floors 7 (conference room), 15 (office), and 17 (food service).
- The open workspace design throughout each business unit floor has a unique power distribution to workstations and other furniture that allows a direct line of sight to the views of the Omaha skyline throughout the tower.
- Integrated a lighting design with customized lighting controls to provide a modern and inviting space for employees. Included capabilities include customizable lighting output levels for each control area on each floor to counter the daylight available throughout the day.
- On typical floors, the heart of the workspace is the lounge space on the east end of the floor. Our team selected fixtures with wood tones and a warmer color temperature to give the space a more hospitality-type feel.
- The project includes “The Interchange,” which is a full-service kitchen for employees on the 17th floor with private dining, wellness suites, IT bar, quiet areas, and a game area for a more relaxed environment.
- Designed waste stream diversion (landfill, recycling, energy bags, and composting).
- Led the effort to bring management, technical staff, and departmental users together to create a new standard for meeting and collaborative spaces across the entire FNBO enterprise, yielding a commonality of UX (user experience), regardless of space type.
- Introduced an Active-Learning andragogy to the corporate training and development instructors and designed several new technology-rich training spaces tailored to this new teaching method.
- Re-imagined the client-facing spaces to boost engagement and foster Owner-Client partnership by leveraging immersive projection mapping, large-scale, direct view LED walls, architecturally embedded displays, and soundscapes.
- Collaborated with the project architect and a specialty sculpture manufacturer to create a one-of-a-kind centerpiece on the marketing unit floor that incorporates a large, direct-view LED element.
- “ME” spaces audiovisual design
- Rejuvenation room with electronic room scheduling
- Focus room with electronic room scheduling
- “WE” spaces audiovisual design
- Collaboration rooms
- Learn-multi space
- Learn-large space
- Technology-enhanced common spaces
- Training rooms, small to extra large
- Dining/private dining
Photography credit: AJ Brown Imaging