Const Central - Phase 2


Kiewit Hall

With a $25M gift from Kiewit Corporation and the support of numerous other generous individuals, corporations and foundations, we are building Kiewit Hall. Opening for classes in the spring 2024, Kiewit Hall will be one of the nation's premier facilities to provide students with a world-class engineering education and enable us to meet the workforce needs of the state and the region.

The Details
Architects The Clark Enersen Partners; Ballinger
CM Kiewit
Total cost $115 Million
Total square footage 182,080 SF
Start Date Fall 2020
Completion (estimated) Spring 2024
Project funding Naming gift from Kiewit Corp.; private donations
More Focus on enhancing undergraduate engineering education; home to Construction Management program on City Campus; student design and collaborative (Maker) spaces; instructional classrooms and labs; college administrative offices and student support

Kiewit Hall Beam-Signing Ceremony

Lance C. Pérez (from right), dean of engineering, Chancellor Ronnie Green, and others sign the beam during the topping out ceremony at the Kiewit Hall site.
Group photo in front of the last beam being raised up atop Kiewit Hall.
The final beam begins its way up to the top of Kiewit Hall.
Photo taken from above by a drone of the final beam being put in place atop Kiewit Hall.

A topping out ceremony was held in early August to signal the successful completion of steel framing for the College of Engineering’s $115 million Kiewit Hall, slated for a spring 2024 opening. Then on Aug. 31, a beam-signing ceremony for donors, friends and special guests of the college was held in appreciation for the outstanding support provided for this new facility, which is dedicated to undergraduate engineering education.

Kiewit Hall Topping Off

Construction crew pose for a photo with the final beam before sending it up to the top of Kiewit Hall (Aug 12, 2022).
The final beam being sent up to the top of Kiewit Hall (Aug 12, 2022).
The final beam is secured on top of Kiewit Hall, with 2 workers and tree posing standing on top (Aug 12, 2022).
The completed steel shell of Kiewit Hall (Aug 12, 2022).

Local 21 Ironworkers, working for Davis Erection Company, topped out Kiewit Hall August 15, 2022 signifying installation of the last beam atop the structure.

Kiewit Hall Groundbreaking

"This is a big day for us, the University of Nebraska, for the State of Nebraska (and) for the field of engineering as we turn ground on the largest academic facilities project in the 152-year history of the university," said University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green.