It was an exciting opportunity to work with Dicon, an Omaha based construction company, to build out 30 luxury style apartments in a historic property in Downtown Omaha. The Flatiron Building was originally designed by architect George Prinz and constructed in 1912 as an office building. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, and after languishing for some time in a stagnant area of the city, Dicon had another vision for the building. They tasked HBA architects to carve out 30 apartments from the irregular shaped footprint. Birdhouse was brought on board to select finishes throughout the building, design the lobby and transform the three-story interior courtyard area into a shared lounge space for tenants.
“Once Jessica understood our vision for the Flatiron, we were able to trust her to run with it. She really respected the history of the building, and did a great job of bringing in some modern and local touches that took it to a whole new level.”
- Royce Maynard, Dicon president