The great designer, Meganne received her Bachelors of Science in Design in 2012 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She joined BVH in 2012, and after a move to Iowa, returned to BVH in 2018. Meganne is fascinated with the built environment and how it can positively impact people’s lives in unexpected ways. As a WELL accredited professional, she is an advocate for human-centric design that improves the health and wellbeing of building occupants.
How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?
I was 8 when we took a vacation to visit a family friend who was an architect. I remember looking at his blueprints and comparing them to the built project. It was fascinating how his vision became a reality.
What do you do?
I work for BVH Architecture as an interior designer but what I really do is problem solve. This involves understanding the equation before finding a solu- tion. Then I cultivate a design that exceeds the project goals and is inclusive and accessible.
What excites you in the work you do?
I love designing interior spaces, but what really excites me is the humanistic side. I am fascinated with experiential design and how the built environment can foster relationships.
Who or what inspires you professionally?
I find inspiration traveling with my family. We recently took a last minute trip to Colorado with zero plans. We ended up cross country skiing with a toddler and searching for animal tracks on a CAT mountain tour. It was completely spontaneous
What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?
I worked on the new Joplin, Missouri library after the 2011 tornado. Our goal was a space that fos- tered lifelong learning. I later heard a child ask his mother when they could come back and realized the work I did could be a catalyst for change.
Featured Project Name:
Omaha Public Schools Transition Program
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Interior Design Lead
Featured Project Description:
The Omaha Public School Transition Program teaches special education and disabled young adults post-school life skills. The facility supports diverse educational needs with sensory, tactile, health, wellness, and educational amenities. Large communal spaces easily transition to classrooms. The multi-functional lobby serves for informal learning and socialization. Bright colors and materials create way-finding and a custom wall mural showcases the program’s mission.