DeOld Andersen Architecture LLC (DAA) is an architecture and design partnership based in Omaha, NE. DAA’s practice embraces invention at all scales of design from interior spaces, to buildings, neighborhoods, and cities. We believe design becomes more interesting and successful when we question how physical form can interact with or be informed by the fluid relationships of human interaction, human behavior, and cultural conditions. Design should question the normative circumstances of the existing physical context as well as less visible relationships of how people use space, and the cultural influences that impact the way we design and build. We believe that even the most modest of buildings or spatial interventions deserves a thoughtful consideration of the contextual variables that can play into design.
DAA is licensed to practice in New York State and Nebraska, and the firm holds NCARB certification (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) facilitating reciprocal registration within the United States and Canada.
Emily Andersen, Registered Architect
Emily is a co-founding Principal of DeOld Andersen Architecture, and guest lecturer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She oversees the design and technical development of DAA’s projects. Prior to founding DAA in 2010, she was an Associate at Slade Architecture in New York City, where she worked on a variety of residential and commercial projects, along with public work for the City of New York. Emily received her BSAS and MA from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, and is licensed to practice in the State of Nebraska. She’s been a visiting critic at Texas Tech University in both Lubbock, TX and Montreal, QC, NYIT in Old Westbury, NY, Parsons The New School for Design in New York, NY, the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. She served as a juror on the South Dakota Chapter AIA Awards. In 2015 she was a Fellow of the New Leaders Council, and currently is on the Board of Directors for Big Muddy Urban Farm.
Geoff DeOld, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Geoff is a co-founder of DeOld Andersen Architecture, and serves as the managing Principal of the studio. He was an Associate Principal at STUDIOS architecture in New York City, where he was involved in several notable projects focused on the design of the workplace. Geoff received his BSAS and MA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is NCARB certified and licensed to practice in Nebraska and New York State. In addition to his work at DAA, Geoff sat on the board of directors for Mode Shift Omaha, and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has also served as a visiting critic at Texas Tech University in both Lubbock, TX and Montreal, QC, NYIT in Old Westbury, NY, the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD.