The Duke of Omaha Apartments

Omaha, NE

The Duke of Omaha is a luxury apartment complex constructed on a 9-acre urban infill site with steep side slopes, which presented significant challenges from a civil engineering perspective. The heavy slabs of pavement were removed and significant fill was added to place all the apartment buildings on the west side with access from 46th Street.

Stormwater treatment and detention was an additional complication, as the replacement of a 30” combined sewer crosses the site.

The Giddings Group is an out-of-state developer and we always look to a local civil engineering firm to provide design services and guidance through any rezoning and permitting. I have to say that dealing with Jason Thiellen and the rest of the staff at E&A has been a great experience. They have all been responsive, delivered what they promised on time and for a fair cost. I would recommend them very highly.

Dan Troutman, Director of Construction Services
Giddings Group


E&A designed this project to meet planning constraints and satisfy objectives of the City of Omaha and the Owner/Developer. The design placed buildings on the west side of the long narrow lot adjacent to 46th Street with a sweeping view to the east.  To make the plan work with the existing ground, E&A specified fill and reconstruction of a tiered retaining wall system.  Public improvement plans were completed for replacing the combined sewer and footings.

Key Partners

InvestWell Architects, LLC
Giddings Group
Lund Ross Contractors