BlueCross Centre, Omaha Nebraska – design team leader for the 315,000 SF headquarters building for BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska in Omaha. Responsible for site planning, architectural design, and interior architectural design.
With a total project cost of $98 million, the 10-story building accommodates 1,200 employees and was completed in the spring 2011. In addition to providing workspaces and office areas, the structure will house dining, conferencing, training, and wellness functions, and will include an attached 1,200-stall parking garage. The facility design conforms to LEED® Silver specifications, and will use efficient lighting and mechanical systems and local building materials.
The design of BlueCross Center portrays the image of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska – it resonates and derives from their brand identity and core values. Beyond satisfying the operational requirements of BCBSNE, the building design has begun to redefine the way that business will be conducted in the future. As the expansive open office areas have changed interpersonal communications, the very form of the building has lead to a reevaluation of their self-image. In developing the design concept for the project, an environment for human activity that complements human needs, and looks to the future has been created.
Location: Omaha, NE, US