Architect Home Tour – September 18, 2016



The 2016 Architect Home tour is quickly approaching. On Sunday, September 18 from 1-4:30 you will be able to tour five homes designed or redesigned by an architect. We are excited to present two new homes, and three that have been remodeled, showcasing the potential that all homes have to be imagined or transformed with the help of an architect.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, sold at any of the tour homes on tour day (cash or check) or online in advance. You can view the website here and purchase advance tickets:

Tell your friends and family. We hope to see you there!

Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA – Unsung Hero of the Nebraska Capitol


1934 Portrait of Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA

1934 Portrait of Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA

In 1920 an architectural competition was held in Nebraska to commission an architect to design and oversee construction of a new State Capitol. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue of NYC was ultimately selected from a very distinguished field of competitors, including McKim Mead & White, Paul Phillippe Cret, John Russell Pope and others whose works line the National Mall in Washington DC. This incredible field of local and nationally known architects were in the competition because of the very skillful, “behind the scenes,” guidance of one of Nebraska’s first nationally prominent architects, Thomas Rogers Kimball, FAIA of Omaha.

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Nebraska Capitol Masterpiece Receives Recognition


The Architectural Foundation of Nebraska was a contributor to Capitol Masterpiece.  

Capitol Masterpiece

Top-rated work in production, promotion, community engagement and instructional media was recognized when 29 awards were presented to public television stations from around the country at the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) conference in Dallas Texas. NET is a member of NETA.

NET Communications received the “Multi-Media Promotion” award for its Nebraska’s Capitol Masterpiece campaign promotion – the first ever given by NETA.

It’s a Capitol like no other. Nebraska’s Capitol is a national historic landmark … a masterpiece of art and architecture, and the spirit of everything Nebraskan. “Nebraska’s Capitol Masterpiece” explores the enduring nature of Nebraska’s statehouse and how its visionary design portrays Nebraska’s people, its history, and democracy. The program examines how the Capitol was envisioned by a renowned creative team – architect Bertram Goodhue, sculptor Lee Lawrie, muralist Hildreth Meiere, and University of Nebraska philosopher Hartley Burr Alexander. The inspiration behind the building’s architectural sculpture, sage inscriptions, and majestic mosaics makes the statehouse “Nebraska’s Capitol Masterpiece.”

Judges had this to say, “It’s a great example of how to be thorough, of all the various options available and how to plan to make the most of the time you have to promote. It’s very well thought out, very well designed and makes for an overall solid promotions package any agency would be happy to sell to someone for way too much money. The community outreach factor made this multi-media presentation stand apart.” Capitol Masterpiece is available through NETV or purchased at the Landmark Stores Gifts at the State Capitol building.