UNK - Bruner Hall Addition & Renovation

UNK - Bruner Hall Addition & Renovation

This addition and renovation to the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Bruner Hall provided more space for the chemistry, biology, physics and health sciences programs.

An existing lecture hall connected to Bruner was demolished and replaced with a 17,800-square-foot addition with lobby, offices, classrooms, planetarium and herbarium. A glazed wall showcases the planetarium, which is one of the most advanced in the Midwest and was funded by NASA. The herbarium houses a collection of plant specimens, and a new exhibit space showcases an ornithologic specimen collection.

The existing Bruner Hall was gutted and outfitted with modern faculty research and teaching laboratories. With project stakeholders, we explored numerous options to reconfigure this space, as the project required strict prioritization to comply with a limited budget. The renovation upgraded teaching and research laboratories, including installation of new HVAC and plumbing systems.