Kiewit Hall

Opened in January 2024, the privately funded, $115 million Kiewit Hall is a “game-changer for the State of Nebraska and the next generation of students,” said Dean Lance C. Pérez.

Kiewit Hall is the new academic hub for engineering education and houses the College of Engineering’s Lincoln-based construction management program.

Constructed on the east side of Othmer Hall at the intersection of 17th and Vine Streets, Kiewit Hall  features flexible state-of-the-art classrooms, teaching labs, Engineering Student Services, design/build spaces for student organizations, and a large outdoor quad/promenade for the university community. It is also home to the Dean's Office.

For Admitted Students

From day one, you'll engage in unique hands-on learning opportunities and prepare to make a difference on campus and beyond. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create.

Students throwing paper airplanes inside Kiewit Hall

Students listening to an instructor inside a Kiewit Hall classroom

A Kiewit Hall laboratory room

Outside photo of Kiewit Hall and Othmer Hall

Students looking around the atrium inside Kiewit Hall

an instructor smiles while talking with a table of students inside Kiewit Hall

Building Facts

  • 182,000 gross square feet
  • More than 1,420 tons of structural steel to support seven stories of classrooms, teaching labs and other areas
  • 88% of the space is open space
  • Monumental Staircase – rises nearly 100 feet from the lower level to the sixth floor. Five stories of the staircase hang from the roof instead of being supported on the ground (as in most buildings)
  • “Garage” / Design Space – 20,000 SF bi-level suite – created to replicate how engineering students will be working when have jobs in industry

Teaching and Learning

  • 15-plus classrooms can be arranged for custom learning environments
  • Classrooms facilitate group work/collaboration – pods for smaller groups
  • Glass walls showcase the cool work of engineers - and serve as sound barriers
  • Students in engineering, construction and computing classes are asked to solve complex problems in group settings (lecture-style/auditoriums aren’t effective)


  • 24/7 access to students
  • Homebase for many of the college’s RSO’s
  • Design Space / “Garage” – collaboration and study spaces, maker spaces with equipment for woodworking, machining and welding, spray booth, CNC machine, 3D printers, large crane to hoist heavy items 
  • Kiewit Café – Mediterranean-style menu: whole grains, fruits, veggies, beans, seafood, healthy fats and lean proteins

Building Performance

High performing building

  • HVAC and mechanical systems earned national recognition in the form of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification
  • Designed for International WELL Building Institute Silver certification – focused on human health and well-being