9400 Dodge Building Renovation
This building, built in the late 1980's on what was once the western edge of the city, had lost its luster in recent years. During this same time, Omaha's metropolitan was migrating westward. As a result, the 9400 Dodge building—once at the western edge—now occupied a nearly dead center location in the city. The design team was tasked with resuscitating the building so that a significant internet retailer would consider occupying nearly 70% of the building space.
The 9400 Dodge building design required the central atrium and main entries to communicate a modern environment—with a budget of $30/SF. Investigations into non-traditional interior finish materials led the design team to emphasize the main circulation axis with planes of ipe decking that are highlighted by linear fixtures in a dynamic running pattern that is integrated into the planking patterns of the wood soffits.
To further complement the design, the tinted glass in the atrium curtain wall was replaced with clear vision panels and white spandrel units, while a nip and tuck was performed on the chamfered fur outs on the elevator cores and elevated walkways of this '80's classic. The solid partition rails on the walkway were also replaced with transparent glass for a simple yet elegant public circulation space.
Prior to the renovation, 9400 Dodge was only 20% occupied. It had limited visibility, outdated finishes and poor natural light. The renovation to the building improved lighting and visibility and created a modern work place environment that is experiencing near 100% building occupancy.
- Type of Construction: Renovation
- Professional Services: Architecture, Construction Administration, Engineering, Interior Design, Wayfinding Planning & Design
- Project Components: Atrium, Lobby
- Project Type: Commercial Office Buildings, Corporate
- Related Projects: Architecture, Commercial Office, Workplace