About Sinclair Hille Architects
When Sinclair Hille Architects began to outgrow the Grainger Building office space, they looked for other warehouses to renovate in Lincoln’s Historic Haymarket District. Unable to find the right building, they approached the owners of a parking lot about developing a new building at 700 Q Streets for their use. Completed in April 2000, the new 9,000 square foot building was the first new construction in the redeveloped Haymarket.
The exterior of the building was designed to blend into context among the adjacent warehouse and commercial buildings. Drawing on form, materials and colors, the building has a barrel-vaulted metal standing seam roof and pressed metal shingles with a natural finish.
The high volume interior space with brightly painted walls and exposed steel beams is flooded with natural light to create a vibrant studio atmosphere. The expanse of glass and gallery wall at the front of the office invites passersby to stop and view drawings and models of their recent work.
This building was a recipient of the Lincoln Mayor’s Art Awards in 2001 and also received the Architectural Honor Award through AIA Nebraska in 2003.
Berridge Manufacturing Company’s Classic Shingle was applied on the exterior walls in Zinc Grey. The Classic Shingles help create a traditional feel and seamlessly integrate the new building with the historic community. Brester Construction, the General Contractor and Installer, helped create this award-winning office for the architect firm.