Soundtrack by Matt Cox
Partners for Livable Omaha
College of Architecture, UNL
Nebraska Innovation Studio
Jerry Reif- Nebraska Innovation Studio has the equipment that a lot of the students are using to do prototyping for the project and we also have subject expertise that we’re sharing with the class from our experiences to help them do the prototyping, developing, designing, drawing, all that kind of stuff.
It’s a first for us, for sure, and it’s something that we’ve always strived for to be involved in is something that’s bigger than us and that’s kind of what this project is. It’s not something that you would normally think could happen, you know, in a place like this and we’re just really excited to be a part of it.
Cameron Spangler- The way that it’s designed is so impressive and I cannot believe that we did that, it’s going to be really cool and it’s going to be a lot more versatile.
Brendan Colford- It’s going to be pretty cool because it starts out as a stage and then it tears down into risers so and the stage actually comes up vertical to store, so there’s a lot of moving parts in it.
Audrey Huse- There’s huge double doors which is really welcoming in appearance because it’s just drawing you right into the stage, which is really cool. The current backdrop it’s a storage solution, but it’s the backdrop to the stage. The proportionality that one of my classmates came up with was really inspiring and it looks really cool and it makes the stage seem bigger than it is. You got a small truck to work with, but it really takes advantage of the small volume that we have and it gives it a character.
Cameron Spangler-People are going to realize that we put a lot of work into this and we also thought really hard about how the stage could actually be used.