A Tour of Live On Nebraska’s New Headquarters in Omaha
Live On Nebraska, a non-profit organization dedicated to tranforming lives through organ and tissue donation, hired architecture firm DLR Group to design their new headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.
“Utilizing an online survey to better understand the needs of Live On Nebraska’s employees, DLR Group’s design team created a workplace that offers stress-relieving amenities, as well as enhanced collaboration spaces for teamwork between permanent employees and the doctors and nurses who rotate into the facility. Design for the medical suite is organized around the process flow and operation of donors, and includes dedicated spaces for surgery prep, instrument cleaning and sterilization, sterile storage, autopsy areas, tissue storage, and refrigeration bays. This new facility includes abundant daylighting, a memorial garden, and private rooms where sensitive medical discussions can take place, offering donor families, employees, and medical providers a space that’s rooted in empathetic design. Live On Nebraska’s two-story, 20,000-SF headquarters accommodates more than 65 employees, and includes a sterile operating suite and kidney pump and backup operating room. To maintain privacy for donors, and to allow for separation between the company’s varied services, office and public spaces were planned for the upper level with the medical suites and receiving bays on the lower level. ” says DLR Group