Student Union Renovation and Expansion

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Student Union Renovation and Expansion

Sinclair Hille, in association with Sasaki Associates, provided architectural services for a $10 million expansion and renovation to the Nebraska Student Union located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus.

The project involved a 66,000 s.f. renovation of the existing building and a 53,000 s.f. addition. The addition included a 325-seat tiered auditorium, additional lounge and food court dining space, expanded facilities for the Student Involvement Center and Union Administration, new facilities for the Daily Nebraskan student newspaper, and several new meeting rooms. A 24-hour Student Computing Services room and an art gallery for display of student work are located on the first floor, along with expanded student lounge areas.  

The exterior of the addition was designed to respect the Neo-Georgian architectural style of the original 1938 building, while also integrating the later 1969 addition. The project included a newly designed plaza and interactive water feature directly north of the Union for both formal and informal gatherings.  


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The Concordia University Team has always worked through the design process with Sinclair Hille‚Äôs leadership and come away feeling like our project priorities were understood. Setting overall project goals in the initial design meeting with Sinclair Hille has proven to be a key to our success.

Dave Kumm

CFO, Concordia University