Monthly Archives: March 2018



To kick-off our 2018 campaign to “give back” and support our valued clients, all team members were able to participate in our first ever Denim for Disabilities fundraiser benefiting UNMC’s Monroe-Meyer Institute.

For $1 a day, from January 15 – February 9th, employees could wear jeans. The event is traditionally a campus-wide fundraiser for UNMC departments. However, as a proud partner to both UNMC and Monroe-Meyer, Altus became the first off-site or partner donor, as our leadership encouraged participation as a way to offer our support for the mission of the Monroe-Meyer Institute. Heading into the last week of the campaign, the ante was upped as President Loren Lamprecht offered to match all employee monies. As a result of the firms collective efforts, Altus was able to present a $600 check to Monroe-Meyer Institute.

The event raises money for the recreational therapy program at the Monroe-Meyer Institute, which provides activities on Thursday night for adults with developmental disabilities. Hundreds of families benefit from these services each year.


Stay tuned for our Q2 give back campaign, coming soon!



Carrie is a planner with nearly 20 years of experience in all phases of architecture, with a focus on healthcare solutions. She has led the planning, design, and development of a diverse range of healthcare facilities, including both new construction and complex renovations for community hospitals, expansive urban campuses, specialty centers, and medical office buildings. With her strong coordination skills and technical capabilities, Carrie provides clients with an array of planning services, from multi-site campus master plans to facilities analyses, feasibility reports, and building master plans. She works closely with clients and end-users to establish patient and provider flow diagrams, conceptual sketches, and programs that allow the design process to move smoothly into project development. Her solid understanding of healthcare design standards and learned best practices enable her to successfully guide clients through strategic planning and an integrated design process.

“Carrie has a unique ability to translate client priorities, expectations and requirements into elegant, efficient and buildable design solutions,” said Sheila Elijah-Barnwell, Vice President and Director of Healthcare. “She is widely respected across the design profession, and we are confident that her leadership and experience will serve our clients and colleagues well in this important Colorado market.”

Hinshaw holds both a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. She is also a registered architect in Colorado, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. She is active in the Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors (CAHED). Based in Denver, CO, Carrie will lead teams for many significant projects throughout the Midwest, in partnership with the Omaha headquarters.

Carrie’s wealth of knowledge, creative problem solving, and overall commitment to improving healthcare is a very welcome addition to the Altus team. We are pleased she chose to join our expanding firm!