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University of Nebraska - Volte Keegan NanoScience Center

Volte-Keegan NanoScience Research Center

University of Nebraska; Lincoln, NE

2008 - 2012

Project Description : Connected to the Perkins+Will-designed Jorgensen Hall Department of Physics and Astronomy Building, the Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center has two main components: basic nanoscience / nanotechnology and nanofabrication. Flexible, generic laboratory spaces are provided for qualified researchers involved in nanoscale materials science and engineering.  These labs will satisfy the needs of researchers from a range of disciplines including biochemistry, biomedicine, chemistry, engineering, food sciences, materials and physics.  Space is also provided for a non-certified clean room for research requiring a low, controlled-particulate environment. The clean room is designed to enable future ISO clean classification.  The project includes the fit-up of 5,000 square feet of space in the lower level of the Physical Sciences Building for characterization labs and lab support.  Office space is provided for administrative staff of the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, lab specialists, researchers and graduate students.  The project was designed to LEED Silver standards.


Project Role : Project Architect, coordinated with all consultants including Lab design, responsible for entire build-out through all document phases and construction administration

SD - DD - CD - CA

Perkins + Will

Chicago, IL

Design : 2008 - 2009

Construction :  2010 - 2012

Size : 32,000 SF 

Cost : $12 Million

Awards : LEED Silver (designed to)

2013 AIA Nebraska - Architectural Merit Award

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