Veteran Architect Opens Omaha BWBR Office

Scott Kirchner, AIA, a health care architect who has spent his 25-year career helping organizations transform and improve the way they deliver care, recently joined BWBR (, one of the largest and most experienced design firms in the region, to open a new office in Omaha serving Nebraska and the surrounding region.

An Omaha native and graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kirchner brings extensive experience in the health care marketing to BWBR. He has served both large and small health care organizations to examine their practices and find solutions that create more efficient and patient-centered facilities from the Plains region to Colorado and across the southern United States.

“BWBR’s work is known for being client-centered and focused on the needs of the communities that the organizations serve,” Kirchner said. “Beyond its work, though, BWBR’s culture and values makes this an attractive opportunity and will be refreshing for so many organizations who need design thinking to advance their missions and goals.”

BWBR’s Omaha office will be the third for the 96-year-old design solutions firm and the second it has opened in the past six years. In 2012, BWBR launched an office in Madison, WI that now employs 9 people. Started and still operating in Saint Paul, MN, BWBR is one of the region’s leading architectural, interior design, and planning firms with specialists in health care, high-tech manufacturing, workplace, and academic centers.

Joining Kirchner leading work out of the Omaha office will be Jason Nordling, AIA, a principal at BWBR with extensive experience in health care, as well as Stephanie McDaniel, AIA, and Terri Ulrick, AIA, seasoned architects with experience in higher education, lab design, high-tech manufacturing, and government sector projects.

The new office is located at 950 S. 10th Street #5 and can be contacted at (402) 321-5656. Learn more about BWBR online at