• 2022 HONOREE
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LinkedIn Omaha


Design Team


Randy Howder


Kelly Dubisar

Design Director

Laura Richardson

Design Manager

Marissa Everling

Interior Designer

Benjamin Vela


Chad Spurlin

Project Architect

Chad Wyman

Technical Director

Janice Cavaliere

Design Director – Brand

Jennifer Hamilton

Design Manager – Brand

Tiffany Ricardo

Design Director – Brand

Marie Achterhof

Designer – Brand

Miriam Diaz, Gensler, Designer – Brand

Designer – Brand

Victoria Chau, Gensler,

Designer – Brand

Jarrod Holt, Gensler,

Design Manager – Brand

Gail Napell, Gensler,


Nova Punongbayan


Extended Partners

General Contractors

Lockwood Development

Consultants, Engineers,

External PM, Mark Schlotzhauer
MEP/Lighting, Morrissey Engineering
Lighting, Tucci Lighting
Structural, Nielson Baumert Engineering
AV/IT: Ares
Food Service, Baker Group
Acoustical, C&C Consultants
Millwork, Imperial Woodworking


Jason O’Rear


Reclaimed / Recycled Wood (millwork, flooring, furniture): Urban Evolutions
Graphics: Acrylicize, ER2, Image Options
Art/Sculpture: Jun Kaneko


Carpet: Interface, Object Carpet, Mohawk
Tile: Daltile, Design and Direct Source, Mosa, Fireclay, Town and Country Surfaces, Concrete Collaborative
Laminate: Wilsonart, Abet Laminati, Octolam, Formica, Nevamar,
Paint, Kelly Moore, Sherwin Williams, Farrow and Ball
Acoustic Wall Covering: Filzfelt, Slalom
Acoustical Wall Panels: FSorb
Upholstery, Maharam, Kvadrat, Febrik, Moore and Giles
Wood: Urban Evolutions
Brick: Glen Gery
Solid Surface: Caesarstone
Metal: McNichols
Ceilings: Sonaspray, Armstrong, Lindne, Sonex
Resilient Flooring: Armstrong, Plae, Forbo


One Workplace: Project Management
Two Furnish: Ancillary
Pair: Workstations + Storage
Two Décor: Decor
Ancillary: Corral, Moroso, Nomi, Herman Miller, Vitra, Grand Rapids Chair Co., Design By Them, Sancal, Pair, Muuto, Hem, Pedrali, Stylex, Rad, Bernhardt, Bla Station, RAD Furniture, WCI, Hightower, Division Twelve, Missana, Artek, Fogia, Urban Evolutions, Carl Hansen, Dum, Blu Dot, DeVorm, Naughtone, Memo, Artifort, Fest, Matiazzi, Dims, Jardan, Fyrn, Zilio A&C, Bolia, Made by Choice, Keilhauer, Bend Goods
Lighting: Rich Brilliant Willing, Barbican, Allied Maker, BLux, Brendan Ravenhill, Hollis and Morris, Lambert Et Fils, Luke Lamp Co, Workstead, AGO Lighting, Roll & Hill, Schoolhouse Electric, Pinnacle, USAI, Lithonia, Prudential, Alight,

About the Project

As the first new workplace designed to fully align with LinkedIn’s future vision, LinkedIn’s Omaha, Nebraska offices were designed as a fully dynamic work environment, with 200,000 square feet of non-assigned, team-based neighborhoods and a host of new space types meant to support entirely new ways of working. The project sought to rethink not only the way people work, but also incorporated large sustainable goals and diverse supplier inclusion – from art to community engagement to kickstarting the tech industry in Omaha.

This new facility replaced a legacy office with typical assigned workstations and limited amenities. Rather than the old, one-size-fits-all seating strategy of the past, teams are assigned to neighborhoods within the building that contain a variety of work settings, from spaces that support individual focus and privacy to spaces that support small-group collaboration and brainstorming.

At the neighborhood intersections, and aligned with key entry points for seamless wayfinding, areas we call “railcars” provide individual and team storage elements, impromptu team space, enclosed meeting rooms, phone booths, and other shared resources. More importantly, these spaces serve as welcoming front doors to each neighborhood, providing an orientation point, a cultural heart for team tchotchkes, and a space for shifting one’s mind set into work. It was important that the project reflected the local community and brought people together, so a community center open for public use was included. In addition, a local artist is developing a centerpiece sculpture between the two buildings to celebrate the community of LinkedIn and Omaha.

Client Statement

LinkedIn’s new Omaha office is an innovative workplace of the future. This sophisticated and whimsical design is centered around honest materials, a commitment to craftsmanship and a celebration of heritage all while embracing the evolution of the hybrid workplace. It is a space designed for growth, community connection, and an enhanced employee experience that centers on well-being, inclusion, and culture.

The design team was fantastic to work with; from beginning to end, it was an innovative and supportive partnership. Over 2.5 years, our collaboration was fueled by a shared commitment to design excellence, local business engagement, Omaha culture & history, and the future of work. Specific examples of exemplary performance by the design team: leading a Design Summit to assemble all stakeholders at project kickoff, adapting to change in late design stages to incorporate Covid-19 modifications to design/specifications, and flexibility to balance the needs of different program stakeholders.

Throughout 2.5 challenging years, the team never lost sight of our initial project vision: to raise the bar for design excellence, to pursue innovations in wellness and sustainability, and to inspire and empower the Omaha employees to create connections, strengthen relationships, and do the best work of their careers.

Linkedin culture and values are interwoven throughout the interior design and environmental graphics. Every detail of this project was thoughtfully considered to cultivate community, enable connection, promote wellness, support the needs/goals of the business, and create spaces that are inclusive and equitable.

Our workplace is going to be one of the most well-designed sites we have EVER delivered. I cannot wait to come back this fall when we officially open the site and welcome our Omaha team to their new digs. Shout out to the entire team who has worked tirelessly for the past two years to bring our collective vision to reality.

Virginia Alexander, Sr. Design Manager, LinkedIn

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