MEGAN LUTZ

Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture

SAY IT LOUD - Nebraska  Exhibitor

Nebraska Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Thinking about the bigger picture and the longer view--both how this industry and profession can be more representational of the society we live in, and better serve that society through our profession.

MEGAN LUTZ

Bio:

Megan possesses a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the architectural process, from programming and design through construction. As a Fulbright Scholar she investigated ways to improve the public environment and has integrated this work into her practice, particularly as it relates to urban planning. Her attention to detail and sensitivity to client needs, paired with exceptional design skills and construction knowledge, make her an extremely qualified designer.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

My dad was an engineer and was constantly remodeling our house, so I grew up in a continual construction site. When I showed interest, he taught me how to draw plans and elevations to go with my crazy ideas, and I never looked back.

What do you do?

I am an architect with a passion for both buildings and urban design, and as my career has progressed I am more and more interested in how architecture and design serve the cities they are in and prioritize the people that use them.

What excites you in the work you do?

I love that I get to work on projects that not only realize our client’s vision, but also better the city and region by serving the people that call this place home.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Thinking about the bigger picture and the longer view--both how this industry and profession can be more representational of the society we live in, and better serve that society through our profession.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

I don’t think there is one moment or one project or one event that easily summarizes the pride I feel in the work that I’ve done--so I would say the pride I do feel comes from the people I work with and all of the things I get to learn along the way.

Featured Project Name: 

Film Streams Dundee

 

Featured Project Location: 

Omaha, Nebraska

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2017

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

Featured Project Description:

The restoration and addition to Omaha’s last surviving single-screen neighborhood cinema included a complete gut of the building and adjacent bar, leaving only major structural elements and historically significant pieces in place. A reconfigured entry and concessions offer better accessibility. A 25-seat microcinema, small book and video store, and full-service restaurant were added to the space, while the historic 300-seat main theater was returned to its former glory.

Photography Credit:

Dan Schwalm

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