The architect provided design services for the renovation of Roskens Hall on the University of Nebraska Omaha’s (UNO) Dodge Campus. The renovation involved five of the six building levels and encompassed 83,770 square feet. It addressed a need for additional space in the college and included:
•Flexible COST PER SQ FT$116.00FEATURED IN2012 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYInterior RenovationSUB CATEGORYRenovation environments.
•Classrooms and labs with full media capabilities.
•An IDEAS (Innovation. Design. Experiences. Activities. Synergy.) resource room.
•Informal study areas and collaboration spaces.
•Inviting faculty and administrative offices to increase interaction among faculty and students.
The project also featured an exterior pedestrian plaza and a two-story addition that enclosed a student commons area and functioned as the building’s entrance on the south side. The College of Education’s new home has allowed for the growth of programmatic, support and service efforts, and has responded to new and evolving curriculum featuring STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
This expansion in programs and curriculum has generated greater opportunities to engage and serve the Omaha and Nebraska educational communities.