Buildings and Campuses

Buildings and Campuses

The College of Engineering has a unique campus system that uniquely benefits our students and faculty. We're one college in two cities (Lincoln and Omaha) on three campuses.  Depending on your major, you'll spend most or all of your time on the City Campus in Lincoln, the East Campus in Lincoln, or on the Scott Campus in Omaha (on the University of Nebraska Omaha campus).

Donald F. Othmer Hall

City Campus - Lincoln

Othmer HallOthmer Hall (OTHM), 17th and Vine streets, houses the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the Dean's Office (including associate deans, student programs/services, and research), Engineering Communications, and Business and Finance.

The four-story brick and limestone building, which opened in 2002, features the latest in research laboratory design, including a bio-process manufacturing facility; a state-of-the-art computer control system for laboratories; and next-generation distance education technology.

Funding for the $24 million building came from the estate of Mildred Topp Othmer, '28, who died in 1998. She was the widow of Donald F. Othmer, '24, a noted chemical engineer and professor at Polytechnic Institute of New York in Brooklyn. Donald graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and earned a master's degree and doctorate from the University of Michigan. He accumulated 150 patents throughout his career. In 1947, he and Raymond Kirk, a Polytechnic colleague, published the 27-volume Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, which is used in universities, research facilities and companies for chemical processes.

Scott Engineering Center

City Campus - Lincoln

Scott Engineering CenterScott Engineering Center (SEC) was dedicated in 1972. The building houses laboratories, research centers and the engineering shop. A link/walkway between SEC and Nebraska Hall was later created; the Link houses the Civil Engineering Department on the first level and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department on the second level.

Nebraska Hall

City Campus - Lincoln

Nebraska Hall Nebraska Hall was originally known as the Elgin Watch Factory. This massive building has been renovated several times and features more than 320,000 square feet of gross space.

Nebraska Hall houses the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction (specifically the Construction Engineering and Construction Management programs) and the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department. It also includes the Engineering Library, home to Engineering Student Services. It is physically linked with Scott Engineering Center via The Link and provides laboratory, classroom and office space for the College of Engineering and other university programs.

The Schorr Center

City Campus - Lincoln

The Schorr CenterLocated under Memorial Stadium's south wing, the June and Paul Schorr III Center for Computer Science and Engineering was completed in late 2007. The facility provides 18,434 square feet to house some areas of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.The Schorrs are both alumni of the University of Nebraska.

The Holland Computer Center, which provides campus-wide services to researchers who need high performance computer resources, and PrairieFire, a powerful supercomputer, are also located in the center. PrairieFire is used by scientists and engineers to study subjects such as nanoscale chemistry, subatomic physics, meteorology, genomics, crash-worthiness and artificial intelligence. It is also used by students for several courses each year.

Avery Hall

City Campus - Lincoln

Avery HallAvery Hall houses portions of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, along with the Mathematics Department and the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education.

The hall, which was renovated in 2004, contains classrooms and faculty and graduate student offices, and includes wireless computer networking, gathering spaces, and multimedia configurations.

The building was originally built in 1916 to replace the first Chemistry Building as part of Coolidge and Hodgdon's comprehensive building plan for the university.

Chase Hall

East Campus - Lincoln

Chase HallFormerly the Agricultural Engineering Hall, L.W. Chase Hall was rededicated in 1982. The building features three floors with approximately 5,300 square feet of floor space divided into five classrooms, 12 laboratories, and offices for the Department of Biological Systems Engineering

The basement includes a state-of-the-art Biomedical Imaging and Biosignal Analysis Laboratory. Additional labs include Engineering Properties & Processing, Environmental Engineering & Bioremediation, Environmental Instrumentation & Computing, Soil & Water Properties, and several other spaces. 

The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)

Scott Campus - Omaha

The Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI)The 192,000-square-foot Peter Kiewit Institute, located off 72nd and Pacific streets in Omaha on UNO's Scott Campus, is home to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering and the University of Nebraska Omaha College of Information Science and Technology. 

The building includes The Charles Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction and is a living-learning laboratory. Through the hallways, informational markers encourage students to monitor, investigate and interact with their surroundings and understand the broad concepts and intricate details of the facility's structure and systems. Specialized labs allow students to learn about lighting, heating and cooling, computer-aided manufacturing, imaging and animation, robotics and other fields of study.

Academic programs offered in Omaha by the College of Engineering include Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, and Electrical Engineering, as well as some pre-engineering programs.

Scott Technology Center


Scott Technology Center - OmahaThe College of Engineering partners with Scott Technology Center in Omaha to provide classrooms and study/collaborative spaces for our students and faculty.  It is located at 6825 Pine Street in Omaha, adjacent to Scott Campus.