Omaha Public Schools' Pine Elementary classroom
Omaha Public Schools' Pine Elementary telecommunications room
Omaha Public Schools' Pine Elementary exterior photo
Omaha Public Schools' Pine Elementary entrance

Pine Elementary

Omaha, Nebraska

112,455 GSF

Located in South Omaha, the Omaha Public Schools’ Pine Elementary opened in 2022 to alleviate the overcrowding amongst neighboring schools. The building, capable of serving up to 600 students, takes advantage of the former site of Grace University. The team worked closely with South Omaha neighborhood associations to ensure the building’s design adhered to the aesthetic of the historic area.


  • Dedicated telecommunications rooms were designed to be centrally located on each level of the building for optimal aggregation of cabling and to house network equipment.
    • Cabling from each room from PCs, VoIP phones, wireless access points, and IP-based video surveillance cameras.
  • In order to achieve the most integrated and reliable cabling infrastructure, IP Design Group:
    • Coordinated and designed primary and secondary telecommunications pathways with the architectural design team and electrical engineer.
    • Coordinated telecommunications equipment power, cooling, and grounding requirements with the mechanical and electrical engineers.
  • Video intercom system was designed for the main entrance door to integrate with the access control, video surveillance, and VoIP phone systems.
  • Wall-mounted analog wireless clocks were located throughout the school.
  • Sound systems were designed for the gym and cafeteria to allow for the use of wireless microphones and audio playback.

Photography credit: Tom Kessler Photography

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