Nest / Randy Brown Architects

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Nest is an unbuilt project by Randy Brown Architects. The space is a collaboration with another design office. It is a place to both experience and create digital media.

Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts / Randy Brown Architects


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Architect: Randy Brown Architects
Location: , Nebraska, United States
Project Team: Randy Brown, Brian Kelly, Neil Legband, Nathan Vanzuidam, Workshop – RBA student summer design/build paid internship
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Farshid Assassi

Artist Kent Bellows left a legacy of artwork behind after his early death in 2005. The Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts protects his memory and creates opportunities for his work to be inspiration for generations to come. Randy Brown Architects has adapted Bellows’ former studio into a place to respect his memory, and to continue his legacy through future generations of Omaha artists.

Twist / Randy Brown Architects

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Architect: Randy Brown Architects
Location: , Nebraska, United States
Project Year: 2010
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The Basler Residence, titled Twist by the architects, sits on a corner lot with two faces to the street. Its exterior facades blend well into the surrounding area, but the house is different from its neighbors. The client sought out Randy Brown Architects of Omaha, Nebraska to design a modern family home. The resulting house is a hybrid with attention to context, and a sleek, modern interior.

Monarch West / Randy Brown Architects

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Monarch West is Randy Brown Architects’ latest exploration into improving strip mall development. Regarding strip malls as inevitable, Brown has developed a series of them with the intention of making this reality inspiring. Previous projects include 120 Blondo, Village Pointe East, and Monarch Place.

Architect: Randy Brown Architects
Location: 72nd Street and Hwy 370, Papillion, Nebraska,
Project: Team: Randy Brown, Jonny Kaufman, Brian Kelly, Andrea Kelly, Brandon Schumacher
Civil Engineer: E&A Consulting Group
Electrical Engineer: Alvine & Associates
Mechanical Engineer: CEI
Contractor: Darland Construction
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Farshid Assassi

Monarch Place / Randy Brown Architects

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Following Randy Brown Architects’ previous success with strip malls, the firm designed Monarch Place as another effort to address what they see as inescapable products of the suburban lifestyle. As the architect and developer Brown’s design addresses both the high-design needs of the tenants and the bottom line of his development company, Quantum Quality Real Estate.

Project description and images after the break.

Architect: Randy Brown Architects
Location: 72nd Street and Hwy 370, , Nebraska, USA
Team Project: Randy Brown, Steve Mielke, Dirk Henke
Civil Engineer: E&A Consulting Group
Electrical Engineer: CEI
Structural Engineer: InfraStructure Inc.
Photographs: Farshid Assassi

Soddy / Randy Brown Architects

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This proposed sod house designed by Randy Brown Architects responds to the site and the history of Nebraska’s first settlers of European descent. In the early 1800’s, Nebraska was all open fields filled with native prairie grass. The first settlers were confronted with the challenge of what materials to build with. These pioneers built dugouts, or homes that were literally dug out of the side of hills. Exterior walls were slabs of sod stacked in a running board pattern.

Project description and drawings after the break.

Architect: Randy Brown Architects
Location: , Nebraska, USA
Project Team: Randy Brown, Neil Legband
Photographs: Courtesy of Randy Brown Architects

Village Pointe East / Randy Brown Architects

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Village Pointe East is one of Randy Brown Architects’ many responses to the strip mall. Brown sees strip malls as inevitable consequences of the suburban landscape. Instead of taking a utopian stance against them, Brown wants to do the best with the reality we live in.

Project description and images after the break.

Architect: Randy Brown Architects
Location 302/304 N. 168th Circle, , Nebraska
Project Team: Randy Brown, Steve Mielke, Ted Slate, Katy Slate, Dirk Henke, Brian Garvey, Pavel Pepeliaev, Kate Saroka
Contractor: Quantum Construction
Civil Engineer: E+A Consulting
Structural Engineer: Tadros Associates
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Farshid Assassi

Crabapple / Randy Brown Architects

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This National Housing Award recipient was designed by Randy Brown Architects for Hidden Creek—their eco-friendly development. Crabapple is an eco-friendly home that offers incredible views of the adjoining wildlife preserve. It also features a home movie theatre and access to walking trails.

Project description, images, and drawings after the break.

Architect: Randy Brown Architects
Location: , Nebraska, USA
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Optic House / Randy Brown Architects

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The Optic House was a collaborative design effort by Randy Brown Architects and their client. As a famous eyeglass designer, the client requested an instrument for viewing and to be viewed. The inspiration for the design revolved around the branch of physics known as Optics. This branch specifically studies the behavior and properties of light, including its interactions with matter and the construction of instruments that use or detect it.

More information, images, and drawings after the break.

Architect: Randy Brown Architects
Location: , Nebraska,
Principal in Charge: Randy Brown
Project Team: Shane Fowler, Jonny Kaufman, Andrea Kelly, Brian Kelly, Neil Legband, Jenni Luebbert, Brandon Schumacker
Building Contractor: Landmark Custom Homes
Project Area: 3,000 sqf
Photographs: Farshid Assassi

Elm / Randy Brown Architects

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The architects were challenged to design an affordable, modern, eco-friendly home that would sell at the same price point as a homebuilder house with comparable square footage. The result was a modular designed bar that sits on a poured-in-place concrete foundation situated within a 2 acre lot in suburban Omaha.  More photographs and drawings of Elm, designed by Randy Brown Architects, following the break.

Architects: Randy Brown Architects
Location: Omaha, ,
Project Year: 2006
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DATA / Randy Brown Architects

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DATA is the refurbishment of an interior office space to accommodate its new users, the US Data Corporation. The original architects of the space, Randy Brown Architects, were approached to adapt the space, providing an energizing new identity for the companies satellite office. to better fit the tenants needs. Collaborating with award winning interior designer Rebecca Herdzina and Allmakes Office Equipment, the architects were able to create a state of the art data center for $28.00 a square foot.

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Architects: Randy Brown Architects
Location: , , USA
Interior Designer: Rebecca Herdzina
Photographs: Courtesy of Randy Brown Architects

Laboratory / Randy Brown Architects

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The architect purchased this property and decided to move into the house while phasing construction projects. The intention is for the project to be a laboratory for architectural experiments.

The site is in the country in a partially wooded area with rolling hills with views to the west and south. The existing house is located on the highest ground of the site on the edge of where the trees meet the native prairie grass meadow.

Architects: Randy Brown Architects
Location: Omaha, Nebraska,
Project Team: Randy Brown, Katy Slate, Steve Mielke, Matt Stoffel, David Marble, Pavel Pepeliaev, Will Corcoran, Scott Shell, Matthew Meehan, Matthew Miltner, Nate Gieselman, Corey Dixon, Ash Parker, Jeremy Redding, Dirk Henke, Nathan Miller, Dale Luebbert, Brian Hamilton, Zach Hilleson, Nathan Griffith
Claude Breithaupt, Brandon Schumacher, Alexander Jack, Ian Thomas, Ted Slate, Brian Garvey, Travis Gunter, Bill Deroin, Kevin Scott, Jason Wheeler, TJ Olson, Ryan Wilkening, Brad Rodenburg, Jim Kersten, Mike McMahon, John Gallup Jr., Joe Vessel, Katy Atherton, Mike Hargens

Contractor: Randy Brown Architects
Client: Randy and Kim Brown
Photographs: Assassi Productions