Design by Dana Ball with Floors Inc.
When the Nebraska Cattlemen officially outgrew their office space in downtown Lincoln, the decision was made to raise the funds to build a site that fit the needs of the hard-working men and women who promote Nebraska beef across the country and around the world. The Nebraska Cattlemen association serves as the representative for the state’s beef cattle industry and represents professional cattle breeders, ranchers and feeders, as well as county and local cattlemen’s associations.
Land was purchased on the outskirts of the city and a barn-like design was drawn up by local architects who kept the style aligned with the cattle business profession. At that point, a board member who had worked with Floors Inc. on another ag-related headquarters reached out for advice on interior finishes, and the rest came together like a dream.
Flooring became the driving factor in all other interior decisions, with a natural and organic feel to every surface. The wood-look LVT in corridors and the burnished metal LVT in the reception and on-site kitchen were all part of the master plan for the new Nebraska Cattlemen Headquarters – where open barn trusses and country views complemented the building. Even the limestone-look porcelain tile in restrooms fit the feel and style desired.
We wanted this building to look like it was meant for people in the business of marketing beef – not insurance or fashion or tech-ware. And that’s exactly what we accomplished!