The Sawmill Building

BVH Architecture, in collaboration with developer WRK, Inc., provided architectural design services for adaptive reuse of the historic Central Plains Millwork space into a multi-tenant office complex in the historic Haymarket District. Several existing elements from the previous lives of the building were retained to create a dynamic historic/modern character to the building. Additionally, framing lumber from deconstructed mezzanines of the existing building were refinished and used throughout the new construction.

Tenants include WRK, Inc. corporate offices, a large regional commercial contractor, Bread & Cup, a law firm with real estate investments, the office of a U.S. Senator, an interior design firm, and BVH Architecture. An art gallery is also incorporated in the main hall space. BVH Architecture provided complete space planning services for the entire complex, including the recommendation that space initially targeted for onsite covered parking be converted to studio space, providing a higher and best use for the space.

Photography by Tom Kessler


Lincoln, NE

Year Completed



WRK Real Estate, LLC


21,000 sq. ft.


  • 2008 PAL Integration of Old & New Award
  • 2008 AIA Nebraska Honor Award
  • LEED Silver Certification

BVH Team