Omaha, Nebraska

Gallery 1516

Project Details





8,200 SF


October 2015


Pat Drickey

design partner

BVH Architecture

1516 Leavenworth Street | Omaha NE 68102

Originally constructed as a two-story livery stable in 1883, the 8,200 SF historic structure has transformed into a world-class exhibition space for Nebraska and regional artists in this historic preservation construction project. Blending old with the new, the building is a mix of historic preservation and modernization. Extensive masonry restoration and tuckpointing on the exterior were completed, in addition to structural repairs. The fa├žade, and the long central table in the gallery, was designed by Seattle-based architectural firm Olson Kundig. The interior has specialty lighting, a custom epoxy floor, and reinforced and exposed wood trusses. The building also features a special pivot-style door for ease of access for the rotating exhibits.