The Omaha Public School Board, at their meeting on January 7, 2019, named the new elementary school, designed by Jackson-Jackson & Associates, Inc., Gifford Park Elementary School. The new 69,000 sq. ft. two-story building being constructed by Lueder Construction Company is approximately 60% complete. The $12 million two-story building will be completed by August of 2019, ready for classes to start in the fall. The school is designed to accommodate 450 students in Pre- Kindergarten-5 th grade. At opening, the school will accommodate Kindergarten through 6 th grade, until completion of Phase II of the Bond Issue that is currently underway.

A quality educational environment for students and staff was foremost in our design approach with safety as a prime concern in the design and construction of the building. Storm shelters are provided for all students and staff, security access at all exterior doors is provided by card access devices and the front entry ingress will pass through the main office to control access to the building during the day. All classroom doors are designed with locks operable from the inside of the classroom.
Jackson - Jackson & Associates, Inc. was selected for the design of Elkhorn Public School District's 5th middle school building and site improvements. The building size is projected to be 155,000 square feet and to accommodate approximately 750 students, grades 6-8 with expansion to 900 students. The School District anticipates opening the new middle school in the fall of the 2021-22 school year. The following consultants will be teaming-up with JJA on this project: Alvine Engineering, InfraStructure, LLC., Building Cost Consultants, Inc (BCC), and Big Muddy Workshop.

At the beginning of last month, JJA and Alvine Engineering met with Elkhorn Public Schools to review the 50% construction documents for the new two-story middle school. During the meeting, the design of the school was reviewed as well as our first round of details for the new building. This month we also met with Elkhorn Public Schools for our second round of interior materials review, which included review of all the finishes throughout the building from flooring to paint colors.

These interior materials photos may look confusing, but you are only seeing part of it! We work diligently to find the right materials for each Owner as well as options from various manufacturers to allow for competitive bidding. We are quickly approaching our next review with Elkhorn Public Schools, where we will review the drawings, followed by a full review of the interior and exterior materials with the board. During the next few weeks our 3D model of the building will be transformed into full color images that we can share with the district and our contacts. Exterior and Interior renderings coming soon!
Jack H. Jackson, CEO, AIA, at
AIA Nebraska Convention
Lincoln, Nebraska
JJA Architects, Jack H. Jackson & Eileen Korth, attend Federal Reserve Annual Meeting
Lincoln, Nebraska
JJA Architects are involved in many organizations such as AIA, NCARB, and CSI which keep them up-to-date regarding the aspects of architectural economics, business ethics and design elements. Architects are also required to obtain 18 hours of continuing education hours each year to maintain professional licenses and AIA membership.
Nolan Stevens Receives Architecture License Certificate
Nolan was presented with his architectural license certificate when he attended the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects Recognition Ceremony at the State Capitol. Congratulations Nolan!
Employees Recognized for Years of Service
Eileen Korth - 20 Years
Ryan Revis - 15 Years
Tim Cloyd - 10 Years
Nolan Stevens - 5 Years
JJA Welcomes Anika McFarland
Anika McFarland has joined the JJA Team as an Architectural Associate. She has a Master of Architecture from Leibnix University of Hannover, Germany, and an International Studies degree from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Anika has previous experience as an architectural CAD technician in an architecture firm. Later she worked as a logistics supervisor at a casework manufacturer. Anika is currently working on obtaining her architectural licensure. She is proficient in Revit, AutoCAD, Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom, Inventor, and Router-CIM. Welcome to the JJA team!
Jack H. Jackson
Midlands Business Journal

Jack H. Jackson was featured in the Midlands Business Journal, November 16, 2018, Architecture Special Section. Jack was asked to give his insight on the subject of "Rising Costs of Construction Materials Making Impact on Local Design Work". Check out the article on pages 30 & 31. Jack has often been asked for his thoughts and expertise on numerous architectural matters/issues to help others in the industry to better serve the public.
Assistance League of Omaha
2018 Christmas Caravan

JJA supports the Assistance League of Omaha. This organization transforms the lives of children and adults by implementing and funding programs that serve the needs of the Omaha community. Some of their events include Operation School Bell, ACT/PSAT Review Sessions, Assault Survivor Kits and the Christmas Caravan.
Lanes Light Gala
Lane Thomas Foundation

The Lane Thomas Foundation held it's Lanes Light Gala, which JJA attended and was a Hero Partner. This organization was established to honor and remember Lane Thomas love of life and the light and hope he brought to the world. It supports families of children needing life-saving organ transplants through financial assistance, education and research. The Gala raises funds to give "A Beacon of Hope, A Light of Love" to those who need it most.
Cornerstone Bank
Beaver Lake New Branch Facility
Peru State College
Exterior Building Renovations
St. Philip Neri
Church Renovation
Irvington Fire Station
Phase 1
  • 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. Matthew Catholic Church (Bellevue, Nebraska) - New Church
  • Wayne State College (WSC) (Wayne, Nebraska) - 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
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL) Devaney Center - Boiler Removal
  • Mount Marty College (Yankton, South Dakota) - Cimpl Hall Exterior Restoration; Cimpl Hall Main Entry Renovations; Roncalli Student Center Reroof
  • Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (Tecumseh, Nebraska) -Cornhusker Industries Building Addition (N3), Tecumseh State Correctional Institution
  • Beatrice State Developmental Center (Beatrice, Nebraska) - Building #4 Reroof
  • John G. Neihardt State Historic Site (Bancroft, Nebraska ) - Reroof
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