Building Campaign

Transformational Change for the College of Engineering: building and renovations

The College of Engineering has received a $70 million allocation from the State of Nebraska to partially support the building of new facilities and the renovation of existing facilities.  When combined with private donations, this once-in-a-generation investment will transform how the college and our faculty and staff fulfill our teaching, research, outreach and economic development missions.

The college and UNL Facilities Management & Planning Department (FMP) are actively working with the DLR Group, a highly respected architectural and engineering firm, to develop a programming statement and conceptual designs for this renovation and construction project. This phase of the project is expected to be completed by June 2016.  The current timeline for the entire project anticipates a final completion date of Fall 2021.

Please visit this page often to follow the progress of this transformation project.

Faculty Charrette - Video from Nov. 18 meeting
Faculty Town Hall / Charrette
The video for the Nov. 18 faculty town hall / charrette conducted by DLR Group and UNL FMP can be accessed in the link below. The information gained from this meeting will help develop a program statement and conceptual design to use for fundraising and eventually design and construction.

  • LB957 (State of Nebraska Legislative Bill 957)
  • The University of Nebraska: Preserving Our Investment 2016 Capital Campaign (Website/Video)
  • Lincoln Journal-Star: Lawmakers hear $242M NU pitch for updating buildings, facilities (Story: 2/10/16)
  • Omaha World Herald: Bill would appropriate $242 million over 12 years for replacing, renovating buildings on NU's campuses (Story: 2/10/16)

Design and Construction Phases
There are 10 distinct phases that occur in the design and construction projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They are:

College of Engineering Building Steering Committee Members
  • Lance C. Pérez, dean
  • David Jones, associate dean
  • Lily Wang, associate dean
  • Jacki Allensworth, assistant dean
  • Fred Choobineh, professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Carl Nelson, professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering
  • Dan Linzell, chair, Civil Engineering
  • Jay Puckett, chair, The Durham School
  • Brad Muehling, lead project manager, FM&P
  • Mark Miller, assistant vice chancellor, FM&P
  • Brooke Hay, assistant director, FM&P
  • Jennifer Dam Shewchuk, director, Campus Planning & Space Management
  • John Badami, principal architect, DLR