Last updated on July 4th, 2024 at 06:36 am

Many families and young professionals reside in Lincoln, Nebraska because of its safe communities and low cost of living. The city is also famous for its affordable housing, excellent schools, and ample job opportunities for people looking for greener pastures. It offers wealthy museums, cultural attractions, fun bars, and a growing bike community. If you want to build a multifamily facility in Lincoln, below is a list of five of the best multifamily architects to help you get started.

Sinclair Hille Architects

701 Q. St., Lincoln, NE 68508

Sinclair Hille Architects is an architectural firm offering architectural design and planning services to a broad scope of clients and project types. It is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, and it has extended its services to Lincoln and Omaha areas since 1981. The firm is licensed to perform in Arizona, Nebraska, North Carolina, Texas, Iowa, Virginia, and New Jersey.

For four decades, Sinclair Hille Architects has dedicated itself to producing a personalized service from conception to completion. It has built several facilities and establishments, such as churches, schools, mixed-use developments, multifamily units, single-family housing, restaurants, and corporate offices. The firm is led by principals David Quade, Michael Penn, John Kay, Daniel Grasso, and Liz Bavitz.

The firm has garnered several awards and distinctions, including the Significant Residential Development Award, The Schwarz – Luxury Condominiums, the Enersen Urban Design Award, NeighborWorks Antelope Creek Village, and the Urban Design Award, City of Lincoln, Hardy Housing Development.

Holland Basham Architects

120 S. 49th Ave., Omaha, NE 68132

Headquartered in Omaha, Holland Basham Architects is an established architectural firm with over thirty years of experience putting its clients’ visions and goals ahead of theirs. The firm’s foundation centers on a client-centric approach and commitment to community involvement. The firm provides architectural, interior design, planning, and conceptual design across various sectors, including higher education, workplace, healthcare, and multi-family housing.

Holland Basham Architects has had significant experience with various multi-family projects in their Omaha, Nebraska, and Denver, Colorado offices. Their team’s experience with multi-family housing also expands into Fort Worth, Texas, and throughout the Midwest region, catering to the specific needs of ever-growing cities. The Holland Basham Architects’ team has responded to an elevated demand for housing with innovative tools to provide their clients with the best information to make informed decisions to adapt to the challenges.

The firm’s principals are Curt Witzenburg, Kurt Cisar, and Tom Zuk. Holland Basham Architects has been decorated with awards and recognitions, including the 2020: Award of Excellence from the Nebraska Chapter of the American Concrete Institute, 2019: ABC Excellence in Construction Award, and 2019: Eagle Award – Associated Builders and Contractors.

BVH Architecture

440 N. 8th St., Ste. 100 Lincoln, NE 68508

Established in 1968, BVH Architecture is an architectural firm in Lincoln, Nebraska, providing architectural design, master planning and programming, facility analysis, and interior design and furnishing services to Denver, Lincoln, and Omaha. For fifty years, the firm has been home to experienced design staff dedicated to building exceptional places that make the world better.

Since its founding, the team has committed itself to enhance communities through innovative and functional designs. It employs a collaborative approach, utilizing the collective knowledge of its staff and encouraging clients to engage with them in their design pursuits. The firm’s principals are Mark Bacon, Dennis Coudriet, Cleveland Reeves, Ed Vidlak, and Corey Wieseman.

The firm worked on The Centennial, a 32-unit condominium structure located in Downtown Lincoln and blocks away from Nebraska State Capitol. It includes a rooftop terrace which overlooks the downtown district and a number of shops and amenities.

BVH Architecture was featured by press publications like Traditional Building Magazine, Architectural Record, and Lincoln Journal Star. It is also a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, Greater Omaha Chamber, and Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce.


333 S. 21st St., Suite 102 Lincoln, NE 68510

Schemmer is a Lincoln-based full-service architecture, engineering, and construction field services consultant, serving the Midwest area of the United States. Besides its Lincoln office, the firm operates in Omaha, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Sioux Falls, providing architecture, interior, and design planning services. The firm opened its doors in 1959 and has consistently developed creative solutions for design and construction-related complexities.

The firm adopts a creative and collaborative culture. It comprises talented and dedicated professionals with diverse architecture experience. Schemmer’s collaborative culture extends to its clients as it actively encourages them to participate in the design process. This ensures that stakeholders are on the same page, resulting in a more efficient operation and providing the best solution.

Schemmer has received several accolades, including the 2021 AIA Nebraska’s Excellence in Design People’s Choice Awards – Post Lofts Project. It was also featured by The Mitchell Republic in 2021 and  Design Magazine in 2020.

studio951, a Division of Shive-Hattery

800 P. St., Suite 203 Lincoln, NE 68508

studio951, a Division of Shive-Hattery, is an architectural firm founded in 1994. It has committed itself to providing the best architectural, interior, and design planning services, matching excellent client experience. For twenty-seven years, the firm has served the Midwest areas of the United States, developing exceptional designs that blend human needs, environmental stewardship, and value creation. studio951 has built numerous projects and established a diverse portfolio of works from commercial, retail, restaurant, multifamily, education, and healthcare markets.

David L. Johnson leads the firm as a licensed architect in Nebraska, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. David is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and Greater Omaha Chamber. studio951 has been decorated with awards, including the 2021 AIA People’s Choice Award and the 2017 Preservation Association of Lincoln.


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