Site Plan
Choral Rehearsal Room
Practice Rooms
Instrumental Rehearsal Rm
Student Lounge
The Wayne State College Peterson Fine Arts Addition & Renovation project will include a renovation of a portion of the building, in addition to a new band and choral rehearsal wing, and an extended main entry. This project was conceived out of necessity to address the concerns of the National Association of Schools of Music that gives accreditation to music programs across the country. The existing spaces of the building are currently not conducive to instrumental or choral rehearsals. During programming, it was determined that it was not financially rational nor feasible to accommodate a choral or instrumental rehearsal space within the existing building, because it was not possible to provide the required volume of space necessary for the musical ranges the rooms were intended to facilitate. Additionally, the building is riddled with acoustical issues including a lack of speech privacy and noise bleed of instruments from the practice rooms in the lower level to adjacent rooms and sometimes between floors.

We have enjoyed teaming with Wayne State College to address their needs at the Fine Arts Building. We have had meetings with all of the staff in the building, spoken with students regarding their use of the space and have reviewed existing mechanical and electrical concerns with the facility maintenance staff. As part of our approach we have reviewed the building and have studied the existing drawings to determine shortcomings and opportunities for improvement within the existing building. The project will provide a new instrumental rehearsal room that will accommodate 150 students, even the marching band, and a choral rehearsal room that will fit 100 students. These occupancies allow for growth of the department as projected by the college. The spaces will provide a two story volume to replace rooms that are currently located in the lower level of the existing building that occupy a single floor with relatively low ceilings for use as rehearsal rooms. Along with the rehearsal rooms, the east addition will include two faculty studios and three practice rooms for percussion instruments. These rooms are being specifically provided for use by percussion due to the acoustical range that is produced by the instruments and the specific construction requirements based on that range.
Previous Small Engines Area
500 Sq.Ft.
New Automotive/Small Engines Lab
2,045 Sq.Ft.
Previous Construction Lab Area
3,285 Sq.Ft.
New Construction Lab
3,940 Sq.Ft.
Previous Welding Area
475 Sq.Ft.
New Welding Lab
2,100 Sq.Ft.
Blair School District in collaboration with the design team lead by Jackson – Jackson & Associates, Inc. worked with several community partners including Metro Community College to revision 14,000 square feet of the existing high school building into state-of-the-art Industrial Technology Labs for Welding, Construction, Automotive and Small Engines, Robotics, Drafting, and Art. Staff at Blair High School are currently moving into the renovated spaces. Metro Community College will offer college credits this fall for welding and they are working to develop more college credit opportunities for the students. There has been so much excitement and interest in these expanded programs that they are at full capacity for the 2021-2022 school year with a waiting list.
Cornerstone Bank held a ground breaking ceremony for a new 5,200 sq. ft. full service branch bank in Geneva, Nebraska. JJA has teamed with Cornerstone once again to serve as the Architect. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
April Kick, JJA Architect, attended the Construction Specification Institute Master Specifier's Retreat in Florida partaking in seminars and events. April serves as Vice President for the CSI Omaha Chapter and will serve as Chapter President next year.
Midlands Business Journal
Jack H. Jackson

Jack H. Jackson, JJA C.E.O., was featured in the Midlands Business Journal, June 4, 2021, Special Architecture Section. Jack commented for the article titled "Design Trends Shaped by Pandemic Working Conditions". Jack indicated that design trends are being driven by financial consideration and noted that multi-use space is in high demand due to construction cost. Jack also stated that there is a long lead time for building materials, thus there is a major trend in putting out bidding packages earlier so contractors can get the materials ordered.
Kiwanis Club
Golf Fundraiser

JJA was a hole sponsor for the Westside Kiwanis Golf fundraising event held at Champions Run with Jack H. Jackson participating. The Omaha Westside Kiwanis Club sponsors many youth-oriented activities. These include scholarships to service oriented students, recognition of high achieving athletes from various high schools, summer camp and numerous other activities. Jack H. Jackson has been a member for 48 years. He served as President for two terms and has been an active volunteer on many other committees.
St. Matthew Church/School Golf Fundraiser

The St. Matthew Catholic Community held it's 1st Annual "It's All for JESUS" Golf Tournament at Tara Hills Golf Course. This event was in memory of Father Dennis Stolinski, First Pastor at St. Matthew's. JJA was a hole sponsor for this event. Funds from this event supported the St. Matthew Parish and School. JJA served as the architectural firm that designed the new St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Bellevue. This project exemplified JJA's Mission Statement "To create architecture that makes a true sustainable contribution to the human well being".
Elkhorn Public Schools-Middle School #5
Gymnasium - Progress Photo
Elkhorn Public Schools- Middle School
Interior - Progress Photo
Omaha Public Schools-New Elementary
10th & Pine - Progress Photo
Nebraska Dept. of Correctional Services
Lincoln Correctional Center
  • Elkhorn Public Schools (Elkhorn, Nebraska) - Middle School #5 - New School; Central Office/Administration Building Renovations; Elkhorn High School, Elkhorn Middle School, West Ridge Elementary School Capital Improvements
  • Omaha Fire Department - Station #24, #30, #61 Renovations
  • Omaha Public Schools (OPS) - North High School - Capital Improvements/Renovations; Northwest High School - Capital Improvements/Renovations; New Elementary School - 10th & Pine Street
  • Wayne State College (WSC) (Wayne, Nebraska) - Peterson Fine Arts Building - Addition and Interior Remodeling (Design Phase); Morey Hall - Restroom Remodel Phase II
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) - Unit 1 Building Roof Replacement; Medical Sciences Building Roof Replacement
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) - City Campus Central Utility Plant - Boiler #6 Removal, Boiler #8 Installation and Building Restoration; Business Service Center Reroof; Hardin Hall Reroof
  • University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) - Eppley Admin Building Reroofing; Allwine Hall Exterior Envelope Restoration; Criss Library Water Infiltration Modifications
  • Mount Marty College (Yankton, South Dakota) - Cimpl Arena Basketball Locker Room Renovations; Classroom Renovations
  • Nebraska Department of Correctional Services - Housing Units #1, #3, & #5 Roof Replacement, Lincoln, Nebraska; Lincoln Correctional Center Exterior Restoration all Buildings
  • Blair Community Schools (Blair, Nebraska) - Kranz Field Main Entry, Restroom, Concessions and Storage Building; High School Industrial Tech Lab Renovation
  • St. Francis Borgia (Blair, Nebraska) - Parish Office Remodel
  • Cornerstone Branch Bank Geneva (Geneva, Nebraska)
  • Neligh Mill (Neligh, Nebraska) - Reroof
  • Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) (Holdrege, Nebraska) - KLNE DTV Transmitter Building - Roof Replacement
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