Interior view of the Freiden Micro Apartments
Interior view of a kitchen in the Freiden Micro Apartments

Freiden “Micro” Apartments

Omaha, Nebraska

8,300 GSF

In the 1920s the Freiden family lived above their grocery business and rented out the spare rooms to workers. Since then, the upper floors of the historic building had remained empty until a new development took on the challenge of restoring them to a dozen residential “micro” units varying in size from 317 to 572 square feet. Additionally, the street-level once again serves as retail space, as well as a restaurant, in the developing Flatiron District.


  • Provided technology systems planning with owner and service providers to determine project requirements.
  • Provided technology systems design including:
    • Building and apartment infrastructure
    • Building telecommunications spaces and pathways
    • Service provider spaces and pathways
    • Building and residential unit telephone entry system
  • IP Design Group incorporated a building security system design that includes:
    • Electronic Access Control that utilizes card readers for specified interior and exterior views
    • Security camera design was provided for the interior corridor, lobby, storage views, and the exterior of the structure.
  • Intercom connection was designed to each apartment for controlled visitor access into the building.

Photography credit: William Hess Photography

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