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Established in 1987, Carlson West Povondra Architects is an architecture design studio with a rich history all about advancing holistic designs with a client-centered approach in a diverse array of project types.

We FOSTER a firm culture built on strong work ethic. Overall, creating a positive work environment contributes to steady growth in our professional staff. In addition, we encourage future leadership from within, allowing us to develop reliable team members. Therefore, strong mentorship helps us maintain continuity of firm culture as we look to the future.


We BELIEVE in client satisfaction through attentive listening. With this in mind, we use thoughtful design to achieve functional and ordered space. Ensuring responsible project management, we put emphasis on meeting fiscal and scheduling goals.
We UNDERSTAND that our client’s needs are unique to them and are of paramount importance. Additionally, it is our job to identify those needs and meet them through thoughtful design solutions.
We PROMISE to deliver design services in a fiscal, functional and environmentally-responsible manner. Both our teamwork and collaboration extends beyond design professionals, to include the clients themselves. Furthermore, we pride ourselves on listening to their needs and respecting various opinions.
We DEFINE SUCCESS as developing innovative solutions to solve the needs of our clients, while remaining in budget and on time. As a result, we expect nothing less than to close each project with a satisfied client and design team who all look forward to working together again.


We CREATE value for our clients through a variety of services, and develop our projects from the earliest stages through design, construction, occupancy and beyond.

Architectural Design

Accessibility Studies

Community/Urban Design

Feasibility Studies

Building Integration Modeling (BIM)

Security Assessment and Consulting

Site Evaluation

Master Planning

Life Safety/Building Code Evaluations

Interior Design/Space Programming

Fixtures, Furniture and Equipment Selection

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Models and Animation Presentations

LEED/Accredited Sustainable Design

Construction Manager and Design/Build Partnering

Public Financing Assistance

Building Diagnostic and Remediation

Holistic Budgeting and Cost

5060 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68132-2965

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