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HIGHER EDUCATION


WELCOME At BVH Architecture, we believe in elevating the human experience through rigorous exploration, responsible design and an intentional investment in our community. This means that as architectural designers we make connections, imagine possibilities and believe in a greater good that reaches beyond the scope of any one individual to benefit all of society. We actively engage with our world while working diligently to change it. We believe it’s our duty to respond to our environment, its history and materials, but it’s also our responsibility as artists to thoughtfully cultivate its future. Students are that future. As our soon-to-be teachers, architects and industry leaders, today’s students are best taught by colleges that respond rightly to both the changing trends in technology and building practices, and the traditions that have cemented the university in students’ hearts. We believe in learning alongside our clients and their communities to create better architectural design that is both beautiful and responsive to the student community. The need for architectural design that knows and responds to the unique challenges faced by campuses is a great one, and one that we are committed to meeting. Our aim, whether as architects, students or teachers, is the same: to affect a great change in the world by changing how we engage with it.


“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”

– Maya Angelou


HOME For students living on campus, home can be a tricky thing. They are, in a very real sense, in two places at once: simultaneously at home and away. Removed from what’s familiar, they’re surrounded by the unfamiliar. Their home no longer feels like home. German philosopher Martin Heidegger referred to this sense of displacement as das Unheimlich, the uncanny—literally, “not at home.” It is the feeling of being in but not belonging, a peculiar indefiniteness founded in a strange lack of foundation. We all long for mooring, something to anchor us, a place to which we can return and feel safe. We long for respite, a harbor, a private space. We long for home. And that’s where we come in. We know the dangers and pitfalls inherent in designing for campus residency, yet we continue to challenge ourselves and seek innovative solutions. We use familiar forms and materials to establish a strong connection between students, the land and their community. We explore context, how a structure relates to site and the environment. Most of all, we create beautifully responsive designs—real homes in which students are free to foster those meaningful experiences and relationships which will come to define their time on campus. Every student is in the midst of transition, between where they came from and where they’re going. Their home during this season should nurture that transformation, grounding them where they are and equipping them for where they’ll go next. Their home should feel like home.


EAGLE RIDGE HOUSING CHADRON STATE COLLEGE AUGUST 2014 27,099 SF $5.9 MILLION

Emerging from the rolling hills of northwestern Nebraska, seven structures rest along the eastern edge of Chadron State College, separating the campus from the expansive short-grass prairie. Utilizing forms reminiscent of local homes and typical agrarian architecture, the small-scale units draw heavily on the established visual language of the region.

Intentionally situated between campus and the Pine Ridge, these student homes act as a threshold to the prairie capturing the uniqueness of the landscape and providing a vital connection between campus and the nearby Rangeland Laboratory Center.

In the evening interior light permeates at specific intervals, illuminating the counStudents are welcomed into interior pub- tryside like a beacon—a ‘light on a hill.’ lic spaces with distant views of the Pine The treatment of student housing as a Ridge, the expansive sky, and the adjacent neighborhood creates an atmosphere campus mall. Natural daylight floods the of protection and safety that is not only living spaces, yet is controlled throughout aesthetically charged and beautifully the seasons by generous overhangs and set into the surrounding landscape, but windows recessed within the walls. The is also vital in fostering strong, lasting continuous roof rising from the ground relationships between students and the visually anchors each building to the community. earth, and landscaping indigenous to the region surrounds the complex to situate the homes in a recognizable setting.


ST. JOHN PAUL II NEWMAN CENTER OMAHA ARCHDIOCESE / UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–OMAHA JUNE 2016 75,000 SF $20.5 MILLION

Tucked away within the tree-lined historic Aksarben-Elmwood Park neighborhood, the St. John Paul II Newman Center is the latest in a nearly 130-year-long tradition of establishing Catholic ministries at non-Catholic universities around the world. The Center is the culmination of a joint venture between the Omaha Archdiocese and the University of Nebraska-Omaha to create a residence hall and worship center for students. The result is a simple, clearly defined space—a spiritual home in the educational world. The site is focused around open, multi-functional spaces which are analogous to the Newman Center itself. Connected but secluded, the site composition physically mirrors that of a traditional abbey, with residential and worship spaces arranged around a central cloister. The form and materiality respond to this historic and spiritual context by looking inward, enveloping the site and creating moments of intentional quiet and solitude.

41 apartments housed along the south and west wings overlook the rectory and broad green space below, and open out to rooftop terraces along the second floor. A commons area at the north end leads to a high-roofed, stained glass-clad chapel open to residents and non-residents alike. Reaching out from the sanctuary and rising above the north entrance is the cross-bearing Sacred Entrance. The 30’ bell tower turns the call to worship into a true participatory act, engaging the user by removing them from the profane and inviting them into the spiritual. The vision of the JPII Newman Center, like that of its namesake, is to foster the faith of a new generation of students. The Newman Center overlays faith life with home life, not only due to proximity to worship space, but as a result of students being in community with one another building gospel-centered relationships which form the cornerstone of the church’s ministry on campus.


UNIVERSITY & EASTSIDE SUITES UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–LINCOLN 2014 380,000 SF $58 MILLION

University Suites is the centerpiece of three recently constructed conjoined residence halls located on the southeastern edge of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Connecting Knoll and Eastside Suites, the building serves as the central hub for student interaction with premium lounge and pavilion space. At the core of the building is a glass connector with a reception lobby on the main level and lounge space stacked for four stories above. The core connects the two primary wings of 2- and 4-bedroom suitestyle units, small study spaces, a laundry room and student lounges. The south-facing pavilion is extracted from the building, expressed as a space set apart and visible from the street as a two-story volume. Beneath the broad roof plane is a fireplace nook creating intimate reading and gathering spaces including the uniquely shaped wood-clad room. University Suites works in concert with its sister, Eastside Suites, to enclose a courtyard open for student use and to allow passage between buildings. The courtyard is activated by landscape features as well as student lounges which protrude from the building facade.

A one-and-a-half story pavilion overlooked by a game room projecting into the space anchors the northeast corner of the complex. The southeast corner, visible from a distance, figuratively reaches out to the community with an all glass corner highlighted by a Husker red wall. As the university grows and responds to the changing needs of a new generation of students, the unique approach to student housing offered by Knoll, University and Eastside Suites has set a precedent for the future of student life on campus. The emphasis on public spaces in which students can congregate, study, relax and play establishes the residence halls as a true community. Ample glass and large clerestory windows provide a strong connection back to campus, allowing the students to see and be seen. Siting the buildings so close to the edge of campus positions students on the cusp of future growth—they remain a part of life on campus while engaging with the larger context of the city beyond. Like the college experience as a whole, the suites have adopted the role of priming students for their next stage in life.


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EAST CAMPUS HOUSING UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–LINCOLN SUMMER 2017 116,000 SF $27.2 MILLION

Flanked by one hundred acres of research fields and surrounded by historic residential neighborhoods in the heart of the capital city sits University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s peaceful, unassuming East Campus, home to one of the nation’s top agricultural research and land management programs. The new residence hall to be located near the south end of campus is an important response to the character and quality of this community, engaging students through shared social spaces and connecting them to an existing and thriving ecosystem.

dant natural light to spill into interior public spaces through unobstructed views to the outside. A glass curtain wall and door separate the outer balcony and internal lounge area. The smaller scale lounges which utilize a softer, warmer material palette help create a more home-like atmosphere and allow for spontaneous and creative social interaction throughout the floor.

The main northwest entry is accentuated by large feature walls which mark the entry through a unique use of color, natural materials and texture, further enhancSingle rooms and apartment suites are ing the distinctive nature of the primary thoughtfully arranged around a central building entrance. Transparency at the core, encouraging student interaction and ground level creates an open, distinctive reducing the building’s footprint and over- and welcoming entry point while providall energy costs. The resulting C-shaped ing passersby with a high degree of visual structure creates a uniquely human-scale access to the activity occurring within the environment, building strong relationships main lobby space. between the interior public spaces and the large central courtyard, and connect- The proposed design harmonizes with the ing the entire site to the adjacent Maxwell materiality and architectural language of existing UNL housing facilities, and introArboretum and native tall grass prairie. duces a strong element of transparency Punctuating the exterior along recessed and connectivity to help build an identity windows and protected balconies, numer- unique to the character and culture of ous study and lounge spaces open to the East Campus. shared interior corridor, allowing abun-


“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow man.”

– Herman Melville


CONNECTION Our world, once unimaginably vast in size and disparate in population, has become for the new generation of students a single living community of seven billion citizens spread over an ever-shrinking 190 million square miles. We are inexorably connected, affording us new and ever-expanding opportunities to learn from and educate one another. In a world dominated by invisible connectors, however, there is a growing need for tangible ones—for a shared space, not just shared technology. How do we enable students to truly connect, not just with each other, but with their environment, their community, and their field of study? The answer lies in our understanding of the role of context in building up the new generation. Regional environmental factors like land use, resources and materials inform how students respond to the larger issues of scarcity of resources and responsible stewardship. Even the widening reach of constant communication has shaped a culture of collaboration, a burgeoning ‘Maker Generation’ geared towards completely transforming the way our world operates. Our aim as architects is to constantly learn from and leverage this greater context of the student’s life to build creative spaces in which they in turn can learn, grow, and remain more engaged in their communities. We design classrooms and student centers, athletic complexes and dining halls, laboratories and field research centers. They are not just buildings on a campus—they are proving grounds for dangerous ideas. Incubators for innovation. They are connectors to a larger world.


RANGELAND COMPLEX CHADRON STATE COLLEGE 2016 38,872 SF $3.6 MILLION

The approach to the Rangeland Complex reveals buildings with a low profile, rising effortlessly from the prairie and alive to the nuance of place. Remotely located to the southeast of campus atop a rolling hill of short-grass prairie, the new educational facility is founded on intrinsic design informants rooted in the pastoral landscape and vernacular of agrarian buildings. Rangeland takes organizational cues from traditional ranching facilities, aligning its structures along two axes to form a natural windbreak and take advantage of seasonal sun and the site’s natural topography. Recognizing the effect humans and our built environment have on the larger ecosystem, the site utilizes a number of experiential and sustainable methods, including geothermal, solar and wind power, to demonstrate responsible practices for rangeland management that can be applied to a working ranch.

The use of familiar materials such as rammed earth walls, cedar wood siding, board-formed concrete and the rhythm of the exposed wood structure lend life and cultural context to the facility’s roots in the ranching and agricultural tradition. Natural light filters across the main circulation corridor through corn-crib siding, terminating in a glass wall offering a view out across the expanding terrain. The westward view from the Live Animals Facility features a covered arbor leading to the southern entrance of the Laboratory. Connecting lab spaces and passageways to the landscape through materiality in this way allows the experience of the building to change nearly as frequently as the surrounding prairie. Sitting on the high plains, removed from large cities, Rangeland keeps students connected to the land, and encourages the values, character and sense of place required to be successful in rural


HERMAN STUDENT LIFE COMPLEX UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–LINCOLN 2010 46,364 SF $8.7 MILLION

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is home to one of college football’s most legendary teams. With a 54-year, 350+ game sellout streak, the Nebraska Cornhuskers remain a point of pride and draw for the University. Looking to grow its services for the students and athletes that make the Nebraska athletics programs so great, the University called for a major overhaul of previously under-utilized facilities within its Memorial Stadium. Tripling the size of the academic space available to student athletes, the new Student Life Complex consists of six sections: the hewit Academic Center, the Abbott Life Skills Center, the D.J. Sokol Enrichment Center, the Scott Technology Center, the Papik Compliance Center and the Lewis Training Table. Occupying the first and second floors of the West Stadium, the complex serves nearly 600 student-athletes and demonstrates the University’s commitment to providing academic support and life skills enhancements. The additional space accommodates the growing student-athlete population and provides a study environment and resources for all levels of academics.

An open Town Square welcomes students, offering several private and group spaces for studying, lounging and navigating through. Warm wood panels and polished charcoal black stone benches beautifully integrate into the stadium’s angular concrete substructure. The large concave, granite-tiled fireplace overlooks the open area, providing a comfortable gathering space and visual connection between the first and second floors. A wide curved stair overlooks the fireplace, leading to faculty offices and tutoring spaces on the second floor. Visitors are led around the curved central axis to small private and group study lounges as well as the glass-enclosed Scott Technology Center. Athletes are also provided a unique dining facility at the Training Table—a new servery and kitchen facility which provides diet-regulated meals and doubles as a study lounge when not in use. By combining so many important student services into a single easily-navigable facility, the Student Life Complex helps students meet the athletics program’s mantra: Success in athletics, academics and life.


THE CONNECTOR BUILDING METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2007 75,289 SF $15.7 MILLION

Standing sentry over the Metropolitan Community College’s historic South Omaha campus, the Connector Building, with its gleaming 80’ tower of stacked glass and steel cubes, presides over 40 acres of green space, walkways and bike paths. Red brick “ruin walls” flank the entrance, and two stories of glass spread like transparent arms across a 500’ span between campus buildings. The Connector is at the heart of campus activity, housing offices and learning centers which link the previously disconnected Training Center and Mahoney Hall, creating a functional and expressive system. Situated in a broad u-shape, the three structures together define a spacious landscaped quadrangle laced with treelined paths connecting the campus to its neighborhood. The building acts as a bridge, a means of not only transferring students between classes but also as a space in which students can engage with one another,

to learn, study, relax and pause. Movement is carefully managed along the length of its body, balancing open traffic areas with isolated yet accessible seating. Punctuating the clear glass front are small enclosed ‘pods’ which suspend the occupant, creating moments of quiet and focus amidst the bustle of student activity. Offices, classrooms, learning labs and a food court lead out into light-filled common spaces fronted by expansive glass. A glass sky-walk extends south from the Connector to a new public branch library, providing a vital connection back to the community. As a structure built for creating and fostering connections, the Connector Building is a link between the city’s history and its future, training new generations of students in the technical and communication fields within the heart of one of the Midwest’s oldest and most influential industrial districts.


“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it's us without our past?”

– John Steinbeck


TRADITION An important question faces today’s college campus. As we respond to the needs of a growing student population, how do we preserve the history and tradition on which these changes are built? How can we cast a vision for the future with our past in mind? This dialogue between tradition and vision, old and new, the ‘already’ and the ‘not yet,’ informs how new structures respond to and shape the existing educational environment. Rather than view these as competing or conflicting values, we embrace this tension as the catalyst for great change. Innovative design leads to a revolutionary level of sustainability. Deep respect for tradition opens the door to radical transformation. Students become a part of a larger history, the future of which they’re now allowed to shape. We approach preservation and adaptive reuse projects as we would any other: as a solution to future problems. By studying thoroughly the history of each building, campus and student body, and forecasting how a structure will be used by future generations, we’re able to design ingenious solutions which not only address the problems at hand but set a precedent for the future. Architectural design is a process of continually responding to what is already there. Our aim is to do so in a way that not only utilizes and draws from the inspiration of the past, but looks forward to innovative solutions from which others will draw future inspiration. While cultural values continue to shift in a world of changing resources, it only solidifies our long-held belief in learning from and protecting what we already have.


SPARKS HALL CHADRON STATE COLLEGE 2006 16,511 SF $2.4 MILLION

Sparks Hall was built in 1914 as the primary residence hall for the Chadron State College campus. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Sparks Hall also served as the women’s dormitory, cafeteria, and student and faculty housing, causing many unsympathetic changes and alterations as uses changed throughout the building’s history. The Sparks Hall renovation provided the College with efficient administrative office space in a central campus location convenient to students, staff and visitors. It also preserved one of Chadron State’s first of many historic structures. During the course of the project deficient and out-moded mechanical and electrical systems were replaced with state-of-theart equipment, providing energy efficient solutions which integrate seamlessly with the existing central campus boiler and chiller systems.

The interior of Sparks was reconfigured to allow for flexibility as technology and operational methods change. The design of the new addition was carefully coordinated to harmonize with the original historic building to be compatible yet contemporary. The addition provided much-needed office and building space while exceeding the required circulation and egress specifications necessary to bring the building up to current codes and contemporary accessibility standards. As part of a larger plan to reinvigorate the historic college campus, Sparks Hall has become a vital center of campus once again.


J.M. PILE HALL WAYNE STATE COLLEGE 2012 40,000 SF $4.6 MILLION

Constructed in 1932 as the primary residence hall for women on the Wayne State College campus, J.M. Pile Hall has enjoyed a certain stature as a student favorite over the past 80 years. After 8 decades of continued use, however, the building and infrastructure had suffered, leading to concerns that the residence hall could no longer meet the needs and preferences of new student life. Responding to the voice of the student population, the design provides a fresh balance of suite-style rooms, private restrooms and living areas, along with traditional rooms with improved restrooms, recreation and community spaces. Welcoming students is a new open reception area overlooking a spacious sun-lit lounge, replacing the formerly tight and obstructed space. A new recreation room, located in the once dungeon-like basement, provides ample lounge, gaming and community space, furnished with flat screen televisions, modular furniture and a full kitchen.

Reviving the beloved residence hall not only served to enhance the quality of life for students on campus, but resulted in a modern yet respectful response to the character and charm of the historic building which students have come to love. Pile Hall is attractive again, leading to growing numbers of upper classmen applying for residence, and more students living on campus longer. Looking towards the future of campus life, preserving the historic character of Pile Hall is indicative of what has become important to the Wayne State College community.


MARI SANDOZ HERITAGE CENTER CHADRON STATE COLLEGE 2002 9,500 SF $2.5 MILLION

A child of the harsh Midwestern landscape, Nebraska author Mari Sandoz (1898-1966) remains one of the most honest, unromantic and enduring historians of the wholly real and long-suffering nature of the plains pioneer. Efforts to establish a museum to celebrate her life and literature, as well as the culture of the plains, have culminated in the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center. Housed within the renovated walls of the former Chadron State College library, the scope of the Center’s design aimed to maintain the character and voice of the historic site, and reflect the honest connection to the land which marked Sandoz’s writings. Built in 1929 under a Carnegie grant, the building served as the campus library until the opening of the new Reta E. King library in 1967, after which it eventually fell vacant. Renovations restored the historic structure, keeping the classic exterior detailing from the Carnegie era while re-envisioning the interior space as a museum resource for current and future generations. The simple single-story layout was retained, with a new addition of a 2,432 sf atrium to the south to house exhibits, educational programs and honorary events.

Welcoming visitors at the east entrance is a life-size bronze sculpture of the late author, a book clasped behind her windswept skirt, at home among the native prairie grass of the Heritage Gardens. Inside, the large dominant reading room now houses the museum collection, composed of several permanent and traveling exhibits. Aesthetic elements of the original library, such as the elaborate crown molding, large mitered corners and wide archways, were carefully preserved and integrated into the museum design. The gallery opens to the south into the lush Chicoin Atrium. A large open room, the atrium makes extensive use of natural materials—exposed wood beams, handlaid brick and stone—washed with natural light from the ceiling-height windows. The natural aesthetic of the atrium beautifully compliments the library’s history while looking out over the plains landscape, offering an important visual connection to the land which was so important to Sandoz. The museum, as it carries on the legacy of Mari Sandoz, has become an iconic element on the Chadron State College campus, drawing in visitors to the region and educating students in the history and lore of the High Plains.


“It's the little things that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

– John Wooden


VISION As campuses across the Midwest continue to grow, reshape and evolve with changing enrollment and shifting cultural needs, how colleges adapt is becoming an ever important question. A responsible use of land, building and creative resources is as necessary to powerful and sustained growth as a forward-looking response to shifting trends in demographics and the student marketplace. Having a sound master plan helps provide direction and perspective when forecasting the future of campus life. It gives insight into where you’ve been and where you’re headed. More importantly, it casts a vision for where you want to go. Through a collaborative approach to campus master-planning, we help provide in-depth research and analysis of current academic programs, trends and potential problems to provide well-established recommendations for future projects, and articulate a shared vision for what the modern campus can be. By engaging and educating stakeholders and students alike, we’re able to craft a tangible statement of hope for the future which will in turn direct new opportunites. The result is often a long-lasting relationship with colleges based on a mutual desire to see their students and campuses flourish. As architects we’re dedicated to equipping and fostering the next generation of master planners who will envision, engage and build our future. We have a responsibility to invest in that future, in their education, and in the small things that make big things happen.


Chadron State College CHADRON, NE 2012 281 ACRES

Chadron State College sits proudly on the northwestern frontier of Nebraska, surrounded by the rolling sandhills which countless ranchers and farmers call home. As a main proving ground for agricultural professionals, Chadron State plays an important role in the future development of animal science, food production and responsible land management. The campus master plan initiated in 2012 identifies three key drivers of campus change: the advent of rapidly changing technology; rising expectations of students, government and tax-payers; and declining revenue from the state accompanied by escalating costs of education. Responding to these key factors, the new plan included criteria such as a campus-wide space needs analysis, utilization plans, information and learning technology assessments, utility and infrastructure plans, transportation and parking, green space, and recreation and athletics. Plans were drawn for campus organization, phasing strategies, architectural and landscape guidelines, and a coordinated schedule for capital projects. The vision cast by the new Master Plan aims to see even more graduates actively engaged in the work of rural America by investing significant resources into the expansion of the college’s Rangeland, Agricultural and Wildlife programs.

The plan outlines several suggestions for revitalizing and expanding each area of campus, including providing structural reports and recommendations for a number of historically important buildings, and enhancements for campus-wide energy conservation and sustainability. New learning facilities like the Rangeland Laboratory and Live Animals Complex have become a lynch pin for connecting and expanding degree offerings in this field of study. Improved housing facilities like Eagle Ridge position the college to maintain forecasted growth as a top-tier agricultural school. The final Master Plan concept provides a vision for the campus which can be implemented over the next decade as funding becomes available. Rather than dictate a prioritized list of projects or proposed implementation schedule, the new recommendations are responsive, allowing for Chadron State to implement new projects and strategies with flexibility, as they see fit, and within timelines and parameters that exist at the time. The result is a living campus which can grow organically and respond to the changing context of the land and its people.


Chadron State College campus with the Pine Ridge to the north and future sites of the Eagle Ridge housing project (1) and the Rangeland Complex (2).


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Memorial Hall Brookes Hall (Removed) Crites Hall Amphitheater Kent Hall High Rise Andrews Hall West Court Apartments (Removed) Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center Edna G. Work Hall Old Administration Sparks Hall Reta A. King Library Student Center NPPD Substation Hildreth Hall Heating Plant Practice Fields Miller Hall Math & Science Building Burkhiser Technology Complex Maintenance Service Building Nelson Physical Activity Center Elliot Field (Removed) Armstrong Gymnasium & Arena Addition National Guard Armory Greenhouse (Removed) Softball Complex New Track Complex/Practice Field Rangeland Center Water Tower New Campus Edge/Entrance Monuments New Entrance Road & Improvements Memorial Hall Addition New Entrance Plaza Mari Sandoz Phase II Wood Chip Cover Structure New Grounds/Maintenance Building Natatorium Addition Expanded Parking/New Parking Renovated Central Campus Walkway Student Commons Student Services Student Programming Math/Science Lab Addition Eagle Ridge Student Housing Trail Extensions New/Expanded Student Lounges/Activity New Elliot Field/Bebbe Stadium New Green Houses Storage Building Stock Pens Outdoor Arena & Pens Edna G. Work Hall Renovation


Wayne State College WAYNE, NE 2012 128 ACRES

Established in 1891 as the Nebraska Normal College to train teachers to meet the state’s growing educational needs, Wayne State College has since grown its reach and impact on students in the Midwest while remaining focused on educating our future educators. The college rests on 128 acres of beautiful softly rolling hills amidst the quiet neighborhoods of Wayne, Nebraska. In an effort to provide a clearer vision of the school’s history, the key issues presently facing it and a list of potential projects to be implemented over the next decade, an updated campus Master Plan was drafted during in 2012. The new plan, developed with significant input from faculty, staff, students and community members, seeks to address still-relevant projects that were not completed under the previous master plan, and proposes new ideas. In response to an exponential growth in prospective student visitors, significant advancements to the delineation of campus boundaries, entrances and signage will create a beautiful and consistent welcoming presence throughout campus. The plan also identifies the need for improved social spaces across campus. The Campus Commons project, developed as a result of the previous master planning effort, dramatically improved the center of campus; the new plan seeks to extend

the Commons concept to the north side of campus, leading to improved parking and creating an attractive and pedestrian-friendly area. Renovations and additions to resilient historic structures like Pile Residence Hall and Neihardt Hall, as well as the renovation and repurposing of the Benthack Applied Sciences Lab, have sought to retain the pride and historic nature of the campus while modernizing the facilities for extended future use. Modifications to campus vehicle and foot traffic, as seen in the creation of a curved boulevard along Lindahl Drive and the addition of several pedestrian pathways, will greatly improve pedestrian safety, relieve congestion in high traffic areas, and beautify well-used areas of campus. New facilities, such as decked parking, a new academic building site near the southeast edge of campus, and a new suite style residence hall located adjacent to the historic Willow Bowl will serve to maintain the college’s steady growth. The Wayne State College Campus Master Plan positions the school to respond rightly to the important historic character of its campus and traditions. Just as importantly, it allows freedom and flexibility as the college grows in its desire to provide better education opportunities.


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PROJECT HISTORY HOUSING Student Housing, Bismarck State College Student Housing, Coffeyville Community College Housing Study, Peru State College Residential Village, Sierra Nevada College De Neve Plaza, UCLA Abel/Sandoz Residence Hall Renovation Program Statement, University of NebraskaLincoln (UNL) Alpha Chi Omega Sorority House Renovation, UNL Cather/Pound Halls Renovation, UNL Chi Phi Fraternity Restoration, UNL East Campus Residence Hall, UNL Gamma Phi Beta, UNL Housing Village & Courtyard Renovations, UNL Kauffman Academic Residential Center, UNL Knoll Residential Center, UNL Sigma Chi Fraternity Renovation, UNL Student Life Complex, UNL University & Eastside Suites, UNL St. John Paul II Newman Center, University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) Eagle Ridge Housing, Chadron State College (CSC) Student Housing & Dining Facility, Northeast Community College (NECC) Student Housing, Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) Neihardt Hall, Wayne State College (WSC) Pile Residence Hall, WSC FACILITIES Student Union, Bismarck State College Administration Building Remodel, CSC Agricultural Lab & Arena, CSC Andrews Hall Parking Improvements, CSC Burkhiser Program Update, CSC Crites Hall, CSC

Football Stadium/Track Facility & Improvements, CSC Kline Campus Center Remodel, CSC Library Interior Renovation, CSC Maintenance Building, CSC Math & Science Building Renovation, CSC Memorial Hall, CSC Miller Hall, CSC Parking Improvements, CSC Perimeter ADA Improvements, CSC Rangeland Center, CSC Student Center, CSC Brommer Hall Renovation, Concordia University Campus Center, Concordia University Kiewit Fitness Center, Concordia University Madsen Center, Doane College Osborne Legacy Project, Hastings College Fine Arts Building, Inver Hills Community College Events Center, McCook Community College Connector Building, Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Elkhorn Campus Arts Building Programming, MCC Mahoney Hall, MCC Donor Tower, Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) Weary Center for Recreation, NWU Centennial Hall, Peru State College Student Center Renovation, Peru State College The Career Academy, Southeast Community College (SCC) 17th & R Parking Garage, UNL 17th & R Police Station, UNL 19th & Vine Parking Garage, UNL Architecture Hall, UNL Architecture Hall Link Glazing, UNL Bancroft Hall Program Statement, UNL Bessey Hall ADA Improvements, UNL


Foundation Gallery & Office Complex, UNL Hewit Place Mezzanine Remodel, UNL Hixson Lied Monument, UNL Johnny Carson Theater Renovation, UNL Lentz Center Casework, UNL Lied Center Reception Hall, UNL Life Sciences/IAB, UNL Love Library Program Statement, UNL Madden Garden & Torn Notebook Sculpture, UNL Memorial Mall Sector Study, UNL Memorial Stadium Model/Study, UNL Nanoscience Building, UNL North Stadium Program Statement, UNL Physical Sciences Building, UNL Richards Hall Renovation, UNL Ross Film Theater & Visitor Center Pre-Design, UNL South Stadium Improvements, UNL Student Union Ballroom Restoration, UNL Student Union Program Statement, UNL Temple Building Renovation/Addition, UNL Van Brundt Visitor Center Media Room Remodel, UNL West Stadium Lobby Columns, UNL Westbrook Commons Remodel, UNL Wick Alumni Holling Garden Renovation, UNL Woods Hall Kiln Studio, UNL Allwine Hall Program Statement, UNO Hamilton Academic Excellence Center, UNO Press Box, UNO Sapp Fieldhouse Renovation & Addition, UNO Connell Hall Renovation, WSC Lindahl Drive Improvements, WSC Rice Auditorium, WSC Willow Bowl, WSC

HISTORIC PRESERVATION Administration Building Renovation, CSC Edna G. Work Hall Renovation, CSC Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center, CSC Sparks Hall, CSC Whitcomb Conservatory HSR & Restoration, Doane College Administration Building Renovation, Peru State College George W. Frank House, University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK) Burr & Fedde Hall Renovation Study, UNL Chi Phi Fraternity Restoration, UNL Old Main Rehabilitation, University of South Dakota Pile Hall, WSC MASTER PLANNING Master Plan, Central Community College Campus Master Plan, Central College Master Plan and Updates, CSC Student Housing Master Plan, CSC Campus Master Plan, Kirkwood Community College Campus Master Plan, Iowa Central Community College Master Site & Facilities Plan, NECC Master Plans & Design Guidelines, Nebraska State College Systems Master Plan, NWU Master Plan, Sierra Nevada College 2025 Design & Master Plan, South Dakota State University Master Plan and Update, UNK University Village Program Statement, UNK Master Plan Update, UNL Student Housing Master Plan, UNL Master Plan & Renovations, WNCC Master Plan and Update, WSC


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