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University of Nebraska - Jorgenson Hall

Jorgensen Hall - Physical Sciences Building

University of Nebraska; Lincoln, NE

2005 - 2008

Project Description :  The new Physical Sciences Building contains facilities for the Department of Physics and Astronomy. It replaced outdated and deteriorated space in three other buildings on campus and provides space for classrooms, lecture halls, teaching labs, research labs, instrument shops and offices for faculty, researchers, staff, graduate students and administrators. The project was constructed on an undeveloped site near the heart of the campus.


The building has four usable floors; one below grade and three above. A mechanical penthouse occupies the fourth floor. The floors are organized with teaching and research labs on the east perimeter and offices and classrooms on the west. A linear atrium, located between these two functional zones, is infused with daylight entering from clerestory windows located at the fourth floor and passing through openings in the upper floors. A variety of gathering spaces are situated along the length of the atrium to encourage social interaction, collaboration and informal learning.

Project Role :  Project Architect of design team, primary focus was on detailing of exterior wall enclosure and public spaces, continued through construction administration

SD - DD - CD - CA

Perkins + Will

Chicago, IL

Design : 2005 - 2006

Construction :  2007 - 2008

Size : 125,000 SF 

Cost : $31 Million

Awards : LEED Silver (designed to)

2013 AIA Nebraska - Architectural Merit Award

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