Omaha Public Schools Transition Program

The Omaha Public School’s Transition Program has found a new home via a complete tenant improvement of a former fabric store. This training facility helps teach special education and disabled young adults, aged 18-21, the life skills needed as they transition from a school setting to post-school life. The building is an existing single-story space, approximately 14,500 sf, and required the demolition of existing walls, ceilings, flooring, and restrooms, including all associated mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

The new space is home to training rooms, daily-living apartment spaces, open flex or commons areas, office and conference rooms, staff work areas, restrooms, locker rooms, a sensory room, an exercise room, storage, cafeteria, and food service.  Several of the training rooms have hardened walls and ceiling assemblies to act as a safe room. The design includes engineering for structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, telecommunications, access control and security.

Location

Omaha, NE

Year Completed

2019

Owner

Omaha Public Schools

Size

14,500 sq. ft.

Awards

  • 2020 IIDA Interior Design Excellence Award | Honor

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