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2014 Architects’ Home Tour in Lincoln, NE



As a graphic designer, I sometimes think I understand architecture better than the average person, but after speaking to an architect, I realize how little I actually know.

I guess that’s part of the reason some of my favorite projects I have had the opportunity to work on are for architects, and the 2014 Architects’ Home Tour promotional materials are no exception. The learning process is eye-opening, and the ability to see first-hand what an architect can envision a livable space to be like, is inspiring.

This is actually the 5th home tour I have had the opportunity to do design for, and I think this one is extra special – or maybe that’s just because it’s landing on my fortieth birthday.


This years’ tour website. The Lincoln home tour is held every other year, and is co-sponsored by AIA Lincoln and the Architectural Foundation of Nebraska. There are six homes on the tour, and as usual, it looks like there is a wide variety of styles to view.


The program booklet cover, which also serves as the ticket into the homes. These can be purchased at any of the homes the day of the tour.

1408_architects-home-tour-posterDownload the tour poster. And I look forward to seeing you on September 21st. The tour runs from 1:00 – 4:30PM.

Awesome Architecture at Bright Lights


Awesome Architecture participants, 2013 Bright Lights class

Awesome Architecture participants, 2013 Bright Lights class

The curriculum for Bright Lights Summer Learning Adventures program “Awesome Architecture” is an outline of bridges, domes, tunnels, dams and skyscrapers taught by Nancy Hove-Graul AIA.

“We watch a 10-minute condensed video of MacCauley’s Building Big (from PBS) that outlines the forces and principles of each structure” says Hove-Graul. “Then, as a class we act out those forces. With domes, it is always fun to get the kids in a circle and press on each other without falling down. We try to expand the circumference of the footprint as far as we can and the kids realize the little circle at the top is the most important part of the dome.”

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