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Summit Data Center, News-Press & Gazette Company
Omaha, NE
Scalable design.
Renovated downtown high-rise accommodates new data center.
Controlled growth from Day 1
News-Press & Gazette Company sought out HED to design and lead the renovation of an existing downtown high-rise in Omaha, NE to support centralized, secure computing operations. The new data center is over 66,000 square feet of multi-tenant interconnection computing space with concurrently maintainable infrastructure that serves the growing Midwest market and beyond. The project’s location at 1623 Farnam was central to its appeal, allowing News-Press & Gazette Company to capitalize on the 50+ carriers available to the facility to attract occupants requiring a reliable facility to house their computing needs. However, the downtown location provided some unique challenges to the design team, who had to apply repeatable, scalable design solutions to a preexisting structure within tight size constraints.

HED’s strategy was to provide a scalable design that would allow controlled, replicable growth from day one to ultimate capacity while allowing for continued operation during future expansion. To provide this future adaptability, HED worked closely with the owner, contractor, vendor, and project team to provide a cost-effective, reliable installation that could be repeated.
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Project Data
Summit Data Center 2019-05042-000
1623 Farnam
Omaha, Nebraska
PROJECT SCOPE
Renovation
HED ROLE
Architecture (Full Service), Mechanical/ Plumbing Engineering, Master Planning
RSF/GSF
75,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$40.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
    LEED Certified Equivalent
Project Team
  • John (Jack) McCarthy
    PE, DCEP
    Principal
    Market Sector Leadership
  • Jennifer Hunt
    Associate
    Project Management
  • Robert Buchetto
    Assoc. AIA
    Associate
    Design
  • Lynn Drover
    NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C
    Associate
    National Healthcare Interior Design Leader
  • Richard Kaiser
    PE
    Associate
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Stephen McNeice
    PE
    Principal
    Project Management Leader
  • Michael Wysocki
    Associate
    Electrical Design
  • Peter Norris
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture Leader
  • Eric Speenburgh
    PE
    Associate Principal
    Electrical Engineering Leader
Renovated downtown high-rise accommodates new data center.
Summit Data Center, News-Press & Gazette Company
Omaha, NE
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Scalable design.