The AIA Housing Awards recognize the best in housing design as “a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable resource” on a national level. APMA was recognized in the Specialized Housing category for their work on an addition and renovation to a 1960’s era building for Heartland Family Service – Family Works. As one of the first Omaha-area firms to be recognized at this level, they are honored and very humbled to be mentioned alongside the other award-winning architects and designers executing exceptional work on an international scale. More importantly, however, APMA is grateful for the opportunity they were given to help imagine and realize a new joyous and light-filled space for the deserving women and children involved in the Family Works program. Awards like these offer reassurance that good design can transcend the superficial goal of beauty, and help to encourage positive change in someone’s life.
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Family Works – Long-term (6-9 months) residential substance abuse and mental health programs in Iowa and Nebraska for women with children. The program preserves and strengthens the mother-child attachment while providing housing, treatment, therapy, and support for the women and their children.