After completion of a program statement, it was determined that deficiencies warranted the demolition of the existing Press Box at Wayne State College and replace it with a new state of the art press box. Early in the programming phase, JJA visited the facility on a game day to observe the staff, student and public use, and existing facilities to better understand the functional needs. Time was spent watching the interaction of the occupants, seeing how the space was utilized and talking with all involved, including the former president, NATS technology staff, media, faculty, food service staff and students of the broadcasting department. These observations afforded our team a thorough understanding of expected uses to better design the new Press Box. The 6,600 sq. ft. facility is a 3-story structure with an additional 2-story service tower for integration of computer stations, radio booths, spaces for press, coaches and officials, as well as a lounge space for spectators. The new Press Box also includes new HVAC systems, which was lacking in the demolished 40-year-old facility. The new facilities will accommodate college athletic and academic activities throughout the year, including broadcast classes, team meetings, recruiting and fundraising events, while serving the current and future needs of the college and community.
Jackson - Jackson & Associates, Inc., recently teamed up with the Nebraska State Historical Society to improve accessibility to the Fort Robinson Museum, located just outside of Crawford, Nebraska. The museum was originally an Army post headquarters that was built in 1873 and played a pivotal role in taming the west. In 1956, the Nebraska State Historical Society acquired the building and turned it into a museum to commemorate its history.

The main components of this project included adding a ramp up to the front porch, installing new composite decking on the porches, and upgrading the restroom to be ADA compliant. The foundation of the ramp, although just poured concrete, was designed to mimic the stone foundation of the existing building. JJA worked with the Society on the design of the handrail, which replicates an existing handrail at Fort Robinson, but incorporates recessed LED lighting meeting code requirements, while providing a safety feature at night. The project was completed in June 2018.
St. Matthew Church - Ground Breaking Ceremony Jack H. Jackson, Father Leo Rigatuso, Cheryl Kiel
Archbishop Lucus, Father Leo Rigatuso and Church Building Committee Members
St. Matthew Catholic Community Church, Bellevue, Nebraska, had its groundbreaking celebration on September 9, 2018. A celebration Mass was held with Archbishop Lucus officiating, followed by the ceremony ground breaking, donor bricklaying and parish picnic. This was a historical event for the parish's "Building the Future" campaign led by Father Leo Rigatuso. Jack H. Jackson, CEO, and Cheryl Kiel, Project Architect, of JJA attended the event. This new church will accommodate 700 parishioners with an expected completion date of December 2019.
Great Hall
Social/Gathering Area
Dorm Room
Game Room
Elevator Addition
JJA received an Outstanding Design Award from American School & University Architectural Portfolio publication for the Peru State College, W. N. Delzell Residence Hall Addition and Renovation. This project will be featured in the November 2018 issue of AS&U, which is a premier showcase of the best in educational design in the country. This 46,500 sq. ft. residence hall, located on the Peru State College campus in Peru, Nebraska was in need of major renovations throughout, including better use of space, new HVAC and electrical work and physical improvements to meet ADA compliance, all while maintaining the character of the original 1939 building.
Omaha Public Schools
New Elementary School - 32nd & Burt
Wayne State College
Connell Hall Window Replacement
St. Philip Neri
Church Renovation
Cornerstone Bank
Beaver Lake New Branch Facility
  • Elkhorn Public Schools (Elkhorn, Nebraska) - Middle School #5 - New School
  • Irvington Fire Station (Omaha, Nebraska) - New North Branch Fire Station Phase I
  • Cornerstone Branch Bank (Beaver Lake, Nebraska) - New Branch Facility
  • Omaha Public Schools (OPS) - New Elementary School - 32nd & Burt; Minne Lusa - Hardware Replacement
  • St. Philip Neri (Omaha, Nebraska) - Blessed Sacrament Renovation
  • St. Patrick's Catholic Church and School (Elkhorn, Nebraska) - Main Entry Site Improvements
  • St. Matthew Catholic Church (Bellevue, Nebraska) - New Church
  • Wayne State College (WSC) (Wayne, Nebraska) - Press Box Replacement; Connell Hall Window Replacement and Ornamental Wood Replication
  • Youth Rehabilitation Center (Geneva, Nebraska) - Renovations of 3 Buildings
  • Beatrice State Development Center Bldg #5 (Beatrice, Nebraska) - Reroof
  • Peru State College (PSC) (Peru, Nebraska) - Field House Phase II - Exterior Building Renovations and Site Improvements
  • NET, KXNE DTV Transmitter Building - Roof Replacement
  • State of Nebraska Correctional Center for Women - Administration Building Renovations
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) Devaney Center - Reroof
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