NorthStar Facility Addition

NorthStar Exterior

NorthStar Facility Addition

Two new additions to NorthStar Foundation's existing Academic Development Center in Omaha, Nebraska, enable the non-profit to serve 850 at-risk young men annually in grades 4-12.

The learning stairs at the building's front are central to the design; students can gather informally to socialize and formally to attend group presentations. The addition adds nine new, oversized classrooms with flexible furniture and a loft mezzanine overlooking the dining space. A new glass corridor leads to numerous common areas and amenity spaces throughout the facility, including a workroom, board room, mindfulness room, innovation hub, activity room, gallery, and study rooms.

The new facility is a source of pride for the community. It serves as a model for similar typologies across the nation that aim to position students for success by providing opportunities to explore arts, athletics, academics, and social programs in an enriching environment.

NorthStar Exterior
Location

Omaha, NE
United States

Size
65,000 sf
Markets
Subservices