A stencil of Reggie LeFlore's hand, throwing up a peace sign, covers a building front on Harney Street, just west of 25th Street. Next to it used to be a large portrait of Malcolm X, also stenciled by LeFlore.
“They will be welcomed into Nebraska by this really beautiful crystal palace up on a hill, illuminated and shining,” said Spencer Crews, executive director of the botanical center. “And now that we have a conservatory, it will raise our national profile.”
At Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects, nature sets the design course. Buildings, in the firm’s vernacular, are like bridges between nature, culture and people. The ideal took root in the late 1960s with founder Jim Olson, who often observes that “living close to nature is the greatest luxury.” Principal and partner Alan Maskin digs a little deeper in conjunction with the exhibition "Olson Kundig: Anthology" at KANEKO.